Cannabis factory found in Staple Hill industrial unit

November 02 2018
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POLICE uncovered this cannabis factory in Staple Hill after a tip-off from the public.

Officers raided a unit at the Hayward Industrial Estate in Hayward Road on the morning of October 5.

They found a total of 66 cannabis plants in a specialised growing set-up, with artificial lighting.

Police later interviewed a man in relation to the incident but say their enquiries into the cannabis factory are continuing.

An Avon and Somerset police spokesman said: “More than 60 plants were discovered, which were seized and forensically examined.

“Officers from Staple Hill and Kingswood neighbourhood policing teams also discovered various  items of equipment, which were also confiscated.

“A 34-year-old man has been reported for summons for producing cannabis.”

Police enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should call the force on 101, quoting crime reference number 5218 223 142, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

 

Photo courtesy of Avon and Somerset police