PICTURED: Police weed out Sydenham cannabis factory

PICTURED: Police weed out Sydenham cannabis factory

The cannabis plants found in Sydenham

The cannabis plants found in Sydenham

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A tip-off from residents led officers to weed out a Sydenham cannabis factory packed with 160 plants.

Members of Lewisham’s Local Policing Team uncovered the drugs yesterday (April 10) which were stuffed into three rooms of a property in Sydenham Hill Estate.

News Shopper: The cannabis plants found in Sydenham

The mains electricity had been diverted to produce the crop and engineers found live wires which had to be made safe before entry.

Sergeant Philip Moore said: "This is another example of information from the public being used to address crime and disorder.

“Cannabis production is not only illegal but also generates other crimes and affects people’s lives and all those associated with it negatively.

“I would encourage the public to contact police with any information or concerns they have in their local community to allow us to take positive action".

A woman in her 40s was arrested at the scene.

Anyone with similar information or concerns is asked to contact police on non-emergency number 101 or the Perry Vale and Forest Hill Safer Neighbourhoods Team on 020 8721 2480.

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10:14am Fri 11 Apr 14

madras says...

Surely a farm, rather than a factory?
Surely a farm, rather than a factory? madras
  • Score: 44

12:18pm Fri 11 Apr 14

kentlad says...

Great work lads well done!
Great work lads well done! kentlad
  • Score: -18

12:23pm Fri 11 Apr 14

ripnetuk says...

kentlad wrote:
Great work lads well done!
They didnt do that well... they got caught...
[quote][p][bold]kentlad[/bold] wrote: Great work lads well done![/p][/quote]They didnt do that well... they got caught... ripnetuk
  • Score: 76

12:54pm Fri 11 Apr 14

kentlad says...

ripnetuk wrote:
kentlad wrote:
Great work lads well done!
They didnt do that well... they got caught...
I was referring to the Police.
[quote][p][bold]ripnetuk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kentlad[/bold] wrote: Great work lads well done![/p][/quote]They didnt do that well... they got caught...[/p][/quote]I was referring to the Police. kentlad
  • Score: -10

4:53pm Fri 11 Apr 14

white rabbit9 says...

All that pain relief and THC that can rid the body of cancer. I know where that wil end up, on a bonfire. :(
All that pain relief and THC that can rid the body of cancer. I know where that wil end up, on a bonfire. :( white rabbit9
  • Score: -10

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