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Large Cannabis grow found in Mickleover house

Alert message sent 17/02/2020 18:02:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

Our officers from the Mickleover Safer Neighbourhood Team have found a large cannabis grow in a house in the Derby suburb.

Last Wednesday, 12 February, acting on community intelligence, officers searched a house on Birkbeck Close and found more than 200 cannabis plants at different stages of growth.

Two men, aged 31 and 39 years were arrested and have now been released on bail and under investigation respectively.

Sergeant Mark Parry, who is in charge of the team, said: “The action shows we will always respond to concerns being expressed by the community. Not only is it illegal to grow cannabis plants in this manner it is also highly dangerous.

“There was evidence in this case that the mains electricity had been tampered with to provide power for the grow which creates a risk for others in the area. Contactors were called to make this safe.

“This house was a rented property and whilst it is clear that the landlord did not know how the property was being used we would urge owners to make regular checks to their properties to ensure such dangerous and illegal activity is not taking place.”

If you have any such suspicions about activity in your area you can contact us using any of the following non-emergency contact methods:

Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
Website – complete the online contact form
Phone – call us on 101.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting

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Paul Cannon (Media team, Staff, South Division)

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