A man has been arrested for cannabis production and electricity theft offences following a successful drugs raid in Greenwich on Thursday morning.

Greenwich Met Police Service executed a search warrant at an address in the borough in the early hours of October 8.

Officers broke down the door to a flat and discovered a quantity of cannabis being grown inside the property.

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The culprit was also allegedly abstracting electricity, the statutory offence of dishonestly using, wasting or diverting electricity.

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According to UK Power Networks, the set up inside the flat "could have caused a nasty fire!"

The raid was a joint operation between Greenwich MPS's Integrated Enforcement Team, Woolwich MPS and Greenwich Council.

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Greenwich MPS said the male had been arrested for production of cannabis & abstracting electricity.

The Woolwich team added that the male was in custody and currently being interviewed.