Police find 120 cannabis plants growing after firefighters witness house fire

Police discovered a cannabis crop of around 120 plants after witnessing a major house fire with the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Neighbors at Harwill Crescent in Aspley had to be evacuated and the building was closed yesterday as firefighters scrambled to contain the blaze shortly before 5 p.m.

The electricity supplier was also present to cut the power.

Around 120 cannabis plants were found inside the attic, some of which were destroyed by fire. The rest was taken away by the Aspley neighborhood team.

Chief Neighborhood Inspector Al Pearson said: “No one was inside the property and luckily there were no injuries as a result of this incident.

“Early indications suggest that the fire was caused by the way the electricity had been handled. Our investigations are ongoing to determine who was responsible for growing the cannabis, and we urge anyone with information that can help us to contact us as soon as possible.

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“Not only is growing cannabis illegal, it can also be extremely dangerous due to the risk of fire when electricity has been bypassed, especially if people live in neighboring houses, where it poses a risk to them. neighbors.

“Public information is vital to helping us fight crime and I urge anyone with information about suspected illegal activity in their community to contact us. “

Those with information are urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 citing Incident 618 of September 18.

Otherwise, please call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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