Cannabis factory found in village home

A HOME-made cannabis factory created inside a �360,000 village home has been discovered by police.

Dave Gooderham

A HOME-made cannabis factory created inside a �360,000 village home has been discovered by police.

The plush four-bedroom house in the heart of Badwell Ash, near Bury St Edmunds, is today the centre of a major police operation after an officer found cannabis plants at “various stages of growth”.

The factory was discovered when a police officer - on routine patrol in the village - was stopped by a passer-by who had concerns about the property.

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He was then joined by numerous officers from Suffolk police who have searched and begun clearing out the detached property in The Street.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “The property's electricity supply has been isolated and made safe and officers will now work to collect evidence and then dismantle the factory, which consists of four bedrooms and a loft area where around 600 plants are in various stages of growth, and associated hydroponics equipment.

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“An officer on a routine patrol of the village was stopped by a member of the public. The officer called at the house, discovered the factory and made the arrest.

“We would urge members of the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity which may relate to a cannabis factory.”

A 46-year-old man, of no fixed abode, has been arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis and is currently in custody at Bury Police Station.

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