Cannabis farm in Wallasey shut down

At around 2.30pm on Tuesday 26 September, officers attended a property on Poulton Road, Wallasey and discovered up to 100 cannabis plants.

The electricity meter had been breached without authority and Scottish Power attended and made the electrics safe to enable disposal of the equipment used and negate any further risk.

Neighbourhood Inspector Sharon Robinson said, “The dangers posed by cannabis farms and abstracting electricity illegally in this manner poses a serious risk of fire to residents living nearby, especially when criminals interfering with the wiring and overloading plugs.

“If you spot any signs that cannabis is being grown near where you live and work please let us know so that we can continue to take action. Any information helps residents and the work we do, so make us aware and we will investigate.”

Some of the signs that cannabis is being grown are:
– Strange smells and sounds
– Frequent and varied visitors to a property, often at unusual times
– Gardening equipment being taken into a property, such as plant pots, fertiliser, fans and industrial lighting
– Windows are sealed and covered or the curtains are permanently closed
– Heat from an adjoining property
– Birds gathering on a roof in cold weather

Individually these activities may seem commonplace, however, together may indicate something more suspicious

Anyone with information on suspected drug production or criminal activity in their community can contact @MerPolCC, call 101 or come forward anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

A video in which Matt Brown, head of the Cannabis Dismantling Team explains how you can spot signs of cannabis being grown near where you live is below.

Image: Stock image for illustrative purposes only. Credit: Jeff W

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