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Police discover large cannabis factory near Long Stratton

PUBLISHED: 13:44 29 January 2018

Police at the scene of a large cannabis farm in Tharston. Picture Pete Walsh.

Police at the scene of a large cannabis farm in Tharston. Picture Pete Walsh.

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A large cannabis factory, containing almost 1000 plants has been discovered in Tharston near Long Stratton.

Police at the scene of a cannabis farm in Tharston. Picture Pete Walsh.Police at the scene of a cannabis farm in Tharston. Picture Pete Walsh.

Police have unearthed a cannabis factory, consisting of 1000 plants and a large amount of hydroponics equipment at an industrial unit in Chequers Road, Tharston.

Officers searching the area made the discovery at around 2.30pm on Sunday, January 28.

Two men, one in his 50s and second in his 20s were arrested in connection with the incident and have been taken to Wymondham Police Investigation centre, where they remain in custody.

Detectives are investigating and a seal has been placed around the area whilst enquiries are on going.

Anyone with any information which could help aid the investigation is being asked to contact DS Mick Roxby at Norwich CID on 101.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111

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