A cannabis grow went up in smoke after a large fire broke out at a
three-storey property causing significant damage in Meadow Lane on Thursday 27 May.
While fire crews tackled it, a cannabis grow comprising at
least 40 plants was found inside.
The fire, which is believed to have started in the roof space,
also spread to the roofs of neighbouring properties causing damage. No injuries
A structural engineer has
been inspecting the damage.
Pete Shaw, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This incident highlights the dangers of illegal
cannabis growing due to the fire risk, especially if people are living in
working hard to trace the individuals responsible for the cannabis grow,
including a man who was seen running from the address.
enquiries are ongoing and I’d urge anyone who was in the area at the time and
who may have information that could help us with our investigation to please
come forward. We’d also like to hear from any drivers who may have captured
dashcam footage which may assist us.
“As a force
we take the production and supply of illegal drugs extremely seriously and will
not tolerate the cultivation of cannabis in our communities.
“The production and selling of cannabis can sometimes be perceived as
a victimless crime; however, that couldn’t be further from the truth. It has a
detrimental impact on communities and ruins lives.
“We will relentlessly pursue the people behind such illegal grows
and our message to anyone involved in this harmful activity is clear: we are
very likely to find out what you’re doing and, when we do, we will take
may have information that could aid officers in their investigation should
contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 282 of 27 May