UPDATED Cannabis Plants discovered in Sandbrook Way Woodvale Southport

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Merseyside Police were called to Sandbrook Way, Woodvale, Southport, this morning (Tuesday 9th April 2013) .

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They arrived on scene within minutes and immediately cordoned off a block of terraced houses.


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An investigation is underway and it would appear officers have discovered a number of cannabis plants in a property.


CANNABIS FARM – SOUTHPORT  Merseyside Police can confirm a 26-year-old man has been arrested today (Tuesday, 9 April) and a number of cannabis plants discovered after an officer smelt the drug emanating from an address in Southport.

An officer noted the smell as he passed by a property on Sandbrook Way. A man was seen leaving the property and was detained.   Officers searching the property discovered a number of cannabis plants. The man, who is aged 26, has been arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis.

The scene has been cordoned off and officers are in the process of removing the plants and equipment for examination.

Inspector Gary Fairbrother, said: “This was an excellent result and a fine example of officers constantly being alert to signs of criminal behaviour.

“Tackling illegal drug production is a top priority for the Force and we will take robust action to put an end to these criminal activities.

“We are committed to taking drugs off our streets and if you have any information about those involved in drug related crime I would urge you to contact us. Help us to make your streets safer.”

The man remains in police custody at this time.

Anyone with any information about drugs in their area can call Merseyside Police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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