£60,000 cannabis plant found at home near popular park

A cannabis farm worth around £60,000 has been discovered in a house near a popular park in Birmingham. The discovery was made by Birmingham City Council workers at an address on Slingfield Road, Northfield, near West Heath Park shortly before 9am on Wednesday June 15.

West Midlands Police Force Response team were called to the team and found 60 plants. The electricity supply had also been impaired to aid the illegal cultivation operation, causing a fire hazard and danger to nearby properties.

Western Power Distribution was called in to secure the scene. Police said cannabis cultivation was suspected of being linked to organized crime.

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The Force Response team tweeted: ‘E Birmingham West Bournville unit has witnessed reports of a cannabis factory being discovered at a residential address by Birmingham City Council workers in the Northfield area. The electricity had been altered, so Western Power Distribution contacted to secure the premises before cleaning.

“About 60 plants taken from organized crime. If you suspect anything in your area, please contact us. Cannabis cultivation can pose a huge danger to surrounding properties due to unsafe electrical installations.”

No arrests have been made and anyone with information can message the police on live chat via their website or call 101. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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