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Police find knife stuck in door at cannabis factory in Oldbury

By Jordan Reynolds | Oldbury | Crime | Published:

A "large" cannabis factory was discovered inside an empty Oldbury house.

The knife sticking in the door

Police also came across a knife sticking in a door and unsafe electrical cables in the property in Walton Road.

Officers were called to reports of a possible break-in at the house yesterday at about 8am.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: "Officers were called to Walton Road in Oldbury just before 8am yesterday morning to reports of a possible break-in at an empty property.

"On arrival officers found a large cannabis factory in the unoccupied house.

"A knife was found inside the address along with unsafe electrical cables.

"Western Power were called to make the electrics safe and a police enquiry is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk 8am - midnight, or call 101 anytime.

"To remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Tell them what you know, not who you are. Remember to quote log number 701 of 03/08/19."

Oldbury Police tweeted saying: "The risks our officers take every time they enter the unknown are real.

"Bare wires and a knife ready to greet us at a cannabis factory in Bristnall this evening. #wmp #intherightplaces #saynotodrugs."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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