Cannabis farm discovered in former Widnes Shop Date published: 7th January 2016 1.19pm

Officers from Widnes Local Policing Unit have discovered a Cannabis factory thanks to information received from a member of the public.

Shortly after 4.00pm on Wednesday 6 January 2016 Cheshire Police received a call from a member of the public who believed that a former shop on Derby Road, Widnes, was being used as a Cannabis farm.

On attending the address officers discovered more than 160 Cannabis plants along with a variety of Cannabis cultivation equipment.

Inspector Chris Adkins from Widnes Local Policing Unit said: “Thanks to the information received from a member of the public we have been able to seize 166 Cannabis plants which could well have been destined for the streets of Widnes.

“This is a great result and it shows that we’re here and we take seriously any information we receive from the public. We know the negative impact illegal drug use and supply can have on the community and it is an issue we take extremely seriously.

“Information from members of the public is vital in the fight against drug related crime. Drug use and supply is an issue of concern for the local community and we continue to do all we can to put a stop to this sort of activity.”

No arrests have been made in relation to this incident. Anyone who believes that they may have seen anything suspicious in the local area is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 571 of 6/1/2016. Alternatively information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.