£60k cannabis factory found at home near popular park

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

The Force Response team from West Midlands Police was called to the team and found 60 plants. The electricity supply had also been tampered with to assist the illegal growing operation, causing a fire risk and danger to nearby properties.

Western Power Distribution was called to make the scene safe. Police said the cannabis grow was suspected to be linked to organized crime.

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The Force Response team Tweeted: “E unit Birmingham West Bournville attended reports of a cannabis factory discovered at a residential address by Birmingham City Council workers in the Northfield area. The electrics had been tampered with so Western Power Distribution contacted to make the scene safe prior to clearing.

“Approximately 60 plants taken from the hands of Organized Criminality. If you suspect anything in your area please contact us. Cannabis grows can be a huge danger to surrounding properties due to unsafe electrical setups.”

No arrests were made and anyone with information can message police on Live Chat through its website or call 101. Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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