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Leafy home hid cannabis factory

A SIGNIFICANT haul of cannabis plants has been seized by police in the heart of leafy Solihull.

A SIGNIFICANT haul of cannabis plants has been seized by police in the heart of leafy Solihull.

Officers arrived at the Warwick Road address, near the junction with Park Avenue, on Wednesday afternoon and found the drugs inside.

Police have confirmed that the property was rented and it is believed that the plants were originally discovered by the owner during a visit to the house.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said that officers had discovered a “large number” of plants when they arrived at the scene.

Although the exact number has yet to be confirmed, it is thought that hundreds could have been growing in the detached house.

As of yesterday no arrests had been made and enquiries were ongoing.

In recent years, police have smashed an increasing number of cannabis factories in homes across the West Midlands.

Figures obtained by the BBC this week showed that 672 factories had been uncovered during the past year.

In many instances, the plants are being cultivated in quiet, suburban roads.

Only last week, the Solihull News reported on the 500 plants which were seized from a home in Goldthorne Avenue in Sheldon.

Anyone with information about the latest find is asked to call Solihull Police Station on 0845 113 5000.

 

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