Police talk man down from roof during suspected burglary and find £90k cannabis haul

Officers were called to a reported ongoing burglary but ended up discovering a cannabis farm worth £90,000

Friday, 9th August 2019, 3:13 pm
Officers were called to a reported ongoing burglary but ended up discovering a cannabis farm worth 90,000.Stock photo of Beeston

Police were called to the suspected burglary in Beeston after a man was spotted on the roof.

They quickly found the man and talked him down.

He was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

After searching the property, officers discovered it a 'significant' cannabis farm worth around £90,000.

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Another man was found inside the property and arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis.

It then transpired that the man officers talked down from the roof was wanted on suspicion of a serious violent offence.

He had been wanted by South Yorkshire Police for more than a year.

The Leeds Crime Team, who specialise in dealing with burglary and robbery throughout Leeds, shared the incident on Twitter.

On Thursday, August 8 the team said: "Arrest of note reports of an ongoing burglary in Beeston area. Male reported to be on the roof.

"Arrived quickly and male located on roof, talked down and arrested on suspicion of burglary.

"Address transpires to be a significant cannabis farm worth in excess of £90,000.

"Upon searching the address a further male was located inside and was arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis.

"The male on the roof was also arrested on suspicion of a very serious violent offence in South Yorkshire and had been outstanding for over a year."