Dangerous cannabis grow found in Mexborough

Date published: 22 July 2022 08:25
Dated: 22 July 2022 09:24:10

Officers from Doncaster West Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) are urging residents to report suspected cannabis grows after the discovery of a set-up in Mexborough.

A warrant was executed at an insecure property on Doncaster Road on Wednesday (21 July). Officers discovered 80 plants, with an estimated street value of up to £80,000, along with a large amount of cropped plants drying ready to be sold.

The electricity had been bypassed – and was so unsafe that the road had to be dug up to rectify the damage.

Sergeant Liam Watson, from Doncaster West NPT, said: “This was an extremely dangerous set-up that could have easily resulted in a fire in the property.

“I would encourage members of the public to please speak to us if you suspect properties on your streets are being used for this purpose.

“Pieces of information, no matter how small they may seem, can add up to give us a better intelligence picture. This enables us to take swift and decisive action, and make properties like this safe.”

Information can be reported to us using our new live chat, online portal, or by calling 101. Our online platform can be accessed here- https://www.southyorks.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

The set-up had dangerously bypassed the electrics

The set-up had dangerously bypassed the electrics

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