60 cannabis plants found in Rushden loft

A man was arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis following the discovery

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 9:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 9:56 am

Officers found dozens of cannabis plants growing in a Rushden loft space after concerns were raised by a member of the public.

They were acting on community intelligence when they made the discovery on Monday evening.

A spokesman for Northants Police said: "This happened in Springfield Road, Rushden, on November 30 at about 8pm, when a search of a property uncovered a cannabis grow in the loft area.

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60 cannabis plants were found in the Rushden loft space

"60 plants were discovered along with lights and other equipment.

"A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis."

Wellingborough and East Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Policing Team posted about it on social media afterwards, saying: "A really positive result, all from being contacted by a concerned member of the public."

Anyone who has suspicions or concerns about crime in their community can report it to police on 101.

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