Police find cannabis farm in Beeston house after unusual electricity activity reported

Police raided a house in Beeston on Wednesday and found a farm full of cannabis plants

Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 5:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 5:30 pm
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The raid was prompted by reports of unusual electricity behaviour in the area.

West Yorkshire Police teams, in conjunction with the Electricity Board, attended the address in Beeston and found all of these cannabis plants growing there.

Unfortunately, nobody was home at the time and now police are hoping to find whose cannabis farm it is.

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Is this your cannabis farm?

A spokesman for the force said: "Local NPT officers have attended at an address in Beeston this afternoon in conjunction with the Electricity board who were attending an address after mysterious activity was reported on the meter.

"On arrival officers found these plants, but no one was home. If they belong to you, don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’d love to have a chat”.

Electricity boards such as Northern Powergrid can report suspicious activity to the police.

Because it takes such a large amount of power to supply light to a cannabis farm, large or unusual readings can prompt suspicion.

Some drug dens attempt to hijack electricity from the grid instead but this, known as Abstracting Electricity, is also a crime and would lead to an even stronger punishment in court and carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Do you know whose cannabis farm this is? Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.