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Cannabis farm found in Blackpool

Friday, February 23, 2024

Yesterday afternoon (Thursday 22nd February 2024), a cannabis farm was discovered on Cookson Street, Blackpool.

Officers were called to an address after reports of a disturbance and located the cannabis farm nearby.

Around 500 plants were discovered, spread across three floors.

Evidence was also found that the electricity meter had been by-passed, including the pavement outside, causing significant disruption throughout the premise. Electricity Northwest attended the address to ensure the area was safe.

The grow was dismantled, and an investigation is ongoing.

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