Fire smokes out Cobholm cannabis grower

A CANNABIS grower was caught by police after a fire in the loft of his Cobholm home.

Officers found heat lamps, cultivation equipment and eight plants being grown in the loft of the Austin Road home - and all had been damaged in the blaze.

Police had been called on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 9 after reports of a fire.

A 40-year-old man was arrested at the scene and admitted buying seeds and the equipment and setting up the operation in his loft.

He was cautioned for producing the class B drug.

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