Cannabis factories found in west Hull

Published: Wednesday 22nd April 2015 by The News Editor

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Humberside Police have discovered cannabis factories in three houses in the west of Hull.

Officers say two operations in houses in Lambert Street and another on De Grey Street are worth £330,000 between them, and seized 661 plants in total.

The force reports that the problem of cannabis factories has become worse in that area of Hull recently and officers are finding more there than anywhere else in the city.

Sergeant Mick Stevenson of the community tactical unit confirms that police have found as many as eight factories in the area over the last eight months.

The latest discovery in Lambert Street was on Sunday. Police found 69 plants and two arrests were made. It follows another raid in the same street on March 3 when 365 plants were seized. No arrests were made on that occasion.

On April 17 one person was arrested after 227 plants were found at a property on De Grey Street.

In each case the police were told by the public that they detected a strong smell of cannabis.

Sgt Stevenson says the houses involved are big and have plenty of room for criminals to grow the plants.

He also warns that cannabis factories represent a major fire risk.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Wednesday 22nd April 2015 by The News Editor

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  • Jakub Marciniak

    great way to spend the tax money. Use it against harmless stoners, not real criminals.

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