Cannabis factory found in quiet City of London

The City of London Police has uncovered a sizable cannabis factory in a quiet street in the City of London.

Evidently taking advantage of the lockdown lull in the metropolis, the commercial premises had become home to over 800 plants, which have since between removed and destroyed.

The initial discovery was made last week following reports of a strong smell of cannabis. A warrant was then obtained to enter the premises on Thursday 14th January.

Temporary Detective Inspector Andy Spooner, who is leading the investigation, said the discovery of the factory was a first for the force.

“This is the first cannabis factory in the City, no doubt being set up in response to fewer people being out and about during the pandemic who might have noticed any unusual activity. However, this demonstrates that City of London Police continues to actively police the Square Mile, bearing down on any crime committed here.

“We have made two arrests and our enquiries continue.”

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