Police swoop on cannabis farm

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POLICE swooped on a house in a quiet Scarborough street and uncovered a large-scale cannabis farm.

The raid was at about 8.45am on Saturday after the landlord of the All Saints’ Road property alerted police because he had not been paid rent for a while.

Sgt Richard Mallinson, of Scarborough Police, described the farm as a professional operation and covered two floors of the property.

He said: “On one floor there were chemicals and a number of different plants. On the other floor there were harvested plants. It was a professional set up.”

Sgt Mallinson added that enquiries were still on going and urged anyone with any information to contact him.

It is understood that the harvested remains of 200 harvested plants were found at the property as well as equipment, chemicals and fertiliser used to grow the cannabis plants.

There have been no arrests in connection with the investigation so far as there was no one at the property when officers searched it.

Crime Scene Investigation officers were expected to search for evidence over the weekend and officers were stationed at the front door while the investigation continued.

One witness, who did not give his name, said he was surprised when officers turned up at the address. He added: “We wondered what was happening. We never heard from the occupants.”

He said he had never seen anyone enter the house apart from a woman on Friday night.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Sgt Mallinson on 0845 6060247.