Merseyside Police uncover cannabis farm in New Brighton

A Misuse of Drugs Act Warrant was executed by Operation Remove officers yesterday in the Clywd Street area of New Brighton.

Upon gaining entry to the property, Merseyside Police officers located a cannabis farm with in excess of 20 plants. The investigation is currently ongoing.

If you spot any signs that cannabis is being grown near where you live and work, you can inform Merseyside Police, so that they can continue to take action.

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 Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook, Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Twitter, by calling 101 or by coming forward anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at :

Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

Matt Brown, head of the Merseyside Police Cannabis Dismantling Team explains how you can spot signs of cannabis being grown near where you live


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