Hundreds of cannabis plants seized by police

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MORE than 250 cannabis plants have been seized from a house in Portsmouth.

Police from the Kingston Safer Neighbourhoods Team carried out a drugs warrant at an address on Queens Road, Kingston, Portsmouth.

Officers broke down the door to the property at around 7.40am yesterday after receiving information from members of the community.

Once inside police seized 257 cannabis plants, growing equipment, lights and other equipment.

Officers also discovered that the electricity in the house had been illegally bypassed by those growing the drug.

Sergeant Stuart Snow said: ‘I would like to thank the members of the community who came forward with information regarding this property.

‘The information has resulted in us shutting down a cannabis factory and removing a quantity of drugs from the streets of Portsmouth.

‘We need more information in relation to the people using the address.

‘I would urge anyone with any information to come forward and speak to us, so that we can find those responsible for this cannabis factory.

‘I would encourage members of our communities to continue coming forward with information.

‘All information received is taken very seriously and where possible, is acted upon as soon as possible.’

Anyone with information should contact PC Ben Treend at Fratton police station on 101 or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.