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Cannabis factory found after fire crew called to blaze in Wolverhampton

By Jordan Reynolds | Wolverhampton | Crime | Published:

Dozens of cannabis plants were discovered by firefighters after they were called to reports of a blaze in Wolverhampton.

Cannabis seized by police. Photo: Low Hill Police

A total of 65 plants were found in Burnham Avenue, Oxley, on Sunday.

Firefighters discovered the cannabis farm after being called to a reported fire at the house just off Stafford Road.

Cannabis seized by police. Photo: Low Hill Police

It is not yet clear whether or not anything was on fire when crews arrived. West Midlands Fire Service has been contacted for comment.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We were called to Burnham Avenue in Wolverhampton just before 5.30am on Sunday, where the fire service had discovered a cannabis factory after initially being called to a reported fire.

"Around 45 mature plants and 20 dried plants were removed by officers.

"Enquiries continue and anyone with information is asked to contact us via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk 8am - midnight or call 101 anytime.

"Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote crime reference 20WV/187948M/20."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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