Police have seized a cannabis farm with 27 plants after searching a home in Bootle.
On Sunday 21 March, officers went to an address in Cullen Avenue, Bootle following reports of a suspected burglary and found a total of 27 cannabis plants and equipment. The electricity meter had also been abstracted and was made safe by Scottish Power. Enquiries are ongoing.
In total, police arrested five people and seized three cannabis farms across Merseyside, as part of work by our Local Policing teams and Cannabis Dismantling Team (CDT).
Matt Brown, who runs the CDT, said: “Investigations are ongoing into each of these finds, and shows the daily work that goes on across Merseyside to keep communities safe.
“Even smaller-scale cannabis production like these incidents can still cause big risks to those living nearby. Abstracting electricity and overloading circuits can and does cause fires, floods and the supply of all drugs brings with it violent crime, criminal disputes and exploitation of vulnerable people to those living in the area. Nobody wants to live next-door to such threats and we do all we can to make the streets safer.
“The identification, dismantling and making safe of cannabis farms is absolutely vital work and we’ll continue to respond to information provided on all suspicious locations, whether residential or business.”