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£40,000 cannabis factory found after burglary investigation

By Jamie Brassington | Wednesfield | Crime | Published:

Around £40,000 worth of cannabis has been found growing in a house by police investigating a burglary.

An outside door was smashed at the property. Photo: @WednesfieldWMP

Forty plants were seized from the home in Lichfield Road, between Wednesfield and New Invention.

Officers found the front door had been damaged after arriving at 11.55am on Sunday.

West Midlands Police officers have launched an investigation but officers are yet to make any arrests.

Photographs published by West Midlands Police show a gaping hole was left in an outside door to the property.

Cannabis leaves were also seen scattered across the ground.

The discovery prompted concern from Wednesfield North councillor Phil Bateman who tweeted: "There seems to be a real increase in this farming of cannabis in and around Wednesfield."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by quoting incident number 20WV248342C19.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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