150 cannabis plants seized from two Gainsborough homes

Nearly 150 cannabis plants have been found by Lincolnshire Police from two Gainsborough homes.
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Officers were attending a report of criminal damage at Frampton Terrace, Gainsborough, when they found more than they bargained for when approximately 20 cannabis plants were uncovered at the location.

These plants, and relevant associated growing equipment, were seized on March 6.

And after further enquiries the police quickly identified a second address of interest at Stanley Street, Gainsborough where officers located another cannabis grow which has now also been dismantled and seized.

Around 130 cannabis plants were found at an address in Stanley StreetAround 130 cannabis plants were found at an address in Stanley Street
Around 130 cannabis plants were found at an address in Stanley Street

In the region of 130 plants were found at this address, also on March 6.

West Lindsey community policing inspector Gary Brockie said: “Electricity supplies at both addresses were bypassed or interfered with. This is not unusual at cannabis grows and causes further danger to people entering the site and also, potentially, for neighbours. It’s illegal and dangerous.

"We would like to urge local residents not to turn a blind eye to this. If you have any suspicions about such activity, please let us know and help us keep you, and your community, safe.”

Enquiries continue in relation to both addresses and if you can assist with our investigations into incident 49 and 230 of March 6, get in touch with the police.

Similarly, if you have any information regarding other suspected drug cultivation, the police would like to hear from you.

You can contact the in the following ways:

By calling 101

By emailing [email protected]

You can also contact them through the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.