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Police find cannabis plants on Worcester caravan site
ALMOST 60 cannabis plants worth thousands of pounds have been found growing on a caravan site.
Police raided the site in Smite, off Pershore Lane, at 9am on Friday after executing warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
They found cannabis cultivation set-ups in two containers housing 58 plants, which included 29 mature plants ready for harvesting.
A police spokesman said the haul was likely to be worth “thousands of pounds”.
Officers arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of the cultivation of cannabis, who is currently in custody at Worcester Police Station.
Six illegally held shotgun cartridges were also confiscated, as was a scooter that is believed to have an engine stolen from another motorbike.
Insp John McKay, who led the operation, said: “We received some intelligence in recent weeks that cannabis was being produced on the site and, following some surveillance activity, we have acted promptly to stop this operation.
“Residents on the site have been amenable and assisted with our investigation - many were shocked that cannabis was being grown on their doorstep, especially those who had families and children.
“We will act whenever we receive information that drugs are being produced in our community, so if you are aware of any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, please let us know.”
Anyone with information can call police on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.