Police attend Romford burglary and discover cannabis farm
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Police have uncovered a cannabis factory in a house in Romford.
Officers were scrambled to Seabrook Gardens last night, June 30, after neighbours reported a burglary in progress.
A resident said this morning that police were called after a van was seen parked up against the house, which neighbours believed was vacant.
“Officers attended and gained entry,” a Met Police spokesperson said.
“Inside they found a large quantity of cannabis plants and a crime scene was put in place.”
Despite searching the surrounding areas, police did not apprehend any alleged burglars.
Officers remained at the scene this morning.
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“They showed us the plants,” said a neighbour. “They slid open the door on their van and they were inside. They were huge. They were about eight feet high. They reckoned it was a good quarter of a million quid’s worth.”
Police would not confirm the value of the drugs, saying: “Enquiries continue.”