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Police find cannabis farm after being called to Wolverhampton burglary

By Dayna Farrington | Wolverhampton | Crime | Published:

Police stumbled into a cannabis factory after being called to a burglary in Wolverhampton.

A stock cannabis photo

More than 60 cannabis plants were found at a house in Ettingshall after officers were called on Sunday afternoon.

Officers were responding to reports of a break-in at a house in Martin Street when they made the discovery.

A total of 63 plants were being cultivated in two bedrooms and the property's loft.

Police made the discovery in Martin Street, Ettingshall. Photo: Google Maps

No arrests have been made and officers are working to track down the owner of the plants, which had reached maturity.

A spokesman fro West Midlands Police said: "Police were called to Martin Street, Ettingshall, at 2.20pm on Sunday, January 12, following reports a man had forced entry to a premises.

"Police later discovered a cannabis factory inside a house with 63 plants being cultivated in two bedrooms and a loft space.

"Enquiries are ongoing."

Heath Town and East Park Police shared on Twitter: "After our colleagues responded to a burglary in progress, the team have cleared 63 mature plants.

"Exhibits booked in, search book completed, statements written. Now to investigate to find any suspects."

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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