Cannabis factory found in Morecambe flat

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A cannabis factory was discovered in a flat after police were called following concerns for a resident’s safety.

Officers went to the address on Deanpoint, Morecambe, on Saturday, October 20, and inside the property officers discovered 20 cannabis plants being grown using hydroponic equipment.

A 27-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis and has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Sgt Dave Forshaw, Morecambe police, said: “The officers had not expected to find a cannabis factory inside the flat but in doing so they have prevented illegal drugs from making their way on to Morecambe’s streets.

“We would ask residents to let us know if they suspect someone in their neighbourhood is growing cannabis – tell tale signs include strong smells and taped up doors and windows at the address.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.