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No arrests over fire at housing complex cannabis factory

PUBLISHED: 16:29 22 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:35 22 October 2018

Firefighters were called to Cuthberts Maltings in Diss after a blaze broke out at a property being used as a cannabis factory. Picture: Chloe Goulding

Firefighters were called to Cuthberts Maltings in Diss after a blaze broke out at a property being used as a cannabis factory. Picture: Chloe Goulding

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Investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding a fire at residential development in Diss that contained a cannabis factory.

Police have launched a probe into who may have been growing cannabis at a block of properties in Cuthberts Maltings, off Victoria Road.

The blaze, attended by fire crews from Diss, Earlham, Harleston and Long Stratton, broke out at shortly after 11.20pm on October 18.

Neighbouring residents described how one occupant from the property was injured. A man was taken to hospital with injuries.

Jacqui Walker, who lives on Cuthbert Maltings, said: “The chap was in so much pain, it was really hard to watch so much pain. We were doing everything we could, and brought blankets because he was shivering.”

A police spokesman said investigations were continuing and it appeared there had been a cannabis factory on the property but no arrests have been made.

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