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Police find cannabis factory on Lichfield industrial estate

Police have uncovered a cannabis factory at an empty industrial premises at Lichfield.

The discovery was made yesterday (October 19) after police were alerted by staff who were checking the building on behalf of the owner.

Nearly 1,000 young plants, up to six inches tall, are being removed from the industrial unit in Europa Way on the city’s Britannia Enterprise Park.

As well as the plants, police also removed specialised growing equipment including watering and lighting systems.

There was no-one at the premises and police have not yet made any arrests.

Officers today appealed for anyone with information to contact Lichfield police on 0300 123 44 55 or, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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  1. mikei6

    20th October, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Maybe if the police got off of their botties and followed all these youngsters on mountain bikes running around alleys they may ( just may ) come upon the ones who run these factories. Not rocket science but hey ho

  2. Bryn Firkins

    20th October, 2010 at 4:36 pm


  3. BrownhillsBob

    20th October, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Perhaps a joint operation is necessary…

  4. 66usual

    20th October, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    They could weed out the perpetrators

  5. Asellus aquaticus

    21st October, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    All then need is one of the gang to grass them up.

  6. 66usual

    21st October, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    I wondering when you’d get here Mr A. I knew you would not be able to not join in!

  7. BrownhillsBob

    21st October, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    The subject has quite a draw, after all.

  8. Asellus aquaticus

    22nd October, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Thanks 66, if I hadn’t joined in all the fun I would have felt like a right dope.

  9. Phil

    24th October, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    It’s high time these things were put out.

  10. NotMichaelF

    25th October, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    This is a spliffing result for the police.