Cannabis factory discovered in Saffron Walden

POLICE are appealing for information after a cannabis factory was discovered in Saffron Walden on Monday November 16.Police acting on information attended the site of a derelict house in Thaxted Road and found cannabis growing in a container and in two r

POLICE are appealing for information after a cannabis factory was discovered in Saffron Walden on Monday November 16.

Police acting on information attended the site of a derelict house in Thaxted Road and found cannabis growing in a container and in two rooms on the first floor of the house.

They removed 278 plants, a sample of which have been sent away to be tested, and various hydroponic equipment.

All remaining plants have been destroyed.

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of cannabis. They are a 27-year-old man from Braintree, a 46-year-old man from Buntingford in Hertfordshire and a 28-year-old man from Much Haddam in Hertfordshire. They have been released on police bail pending further enquiries to March 16, 2010.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police at Saffron Walden police station on 0300 333 4444 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.