Morning raid uncovers 72 cannabis plants at Saffron Walden home

Suspected cannabis found during raid on home in Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden, on June 27. Picture: SGT TIM SCOTT/ESSEX POLICE

Suspected cannabis found during raid on home in Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden, on June 27. Picture: SGT TIM SCOTT/ESSEX POLICE

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Police raided a home in Saffron Walden this morning and found 72 cannabis plants on the premises.

Suspected cannabis found during raid on home in Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden, on June 27. Picture: SGT TIM SCOTT/ESSEX POLICESuspected cannabis found during raid on home in Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden, on June 27. Picture: SGT TIM SCOTT/ESSEX POLICE

Officers from the Braintree and Uttlesford Community Policing Team carried out a warrant at the address in Thaxted Road at 8am.

A total of 72 plants were found in an outbuilding in the back garden of the residential address.

Essex Police said one man, who lives at the address, is due to be voluntarily interviewed in due course on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.

No arrests were made.

Officers from the Braintree and Uttlesford Community Policing Team then dismantled the plants as part of the evidence collection process.

The raid is the latest in a number of warrants executed around the town in recent months.

Essex Police raided two properties in Saffron Walden and one in Thaxted in late August last year, while an address in Byrds Farm Lane in Saffron Walden was raided in December.

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