Fire crews stumble on cannabis factory after being called to sounding alarm

Firefighters responding to a sounding smoke alarm stumbled on a cannabis factory last night, police said.

Friday, 7th July 2017, 11:05 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:40 am
A police officer going inside the property this morning
A police officer going inside the property this morning

Officers were called to a flat above a shop in Harrowside, South Shore, at around 9pm, a spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said.

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"Smoke alarms were going off in the property and firefighters were struggling to gain entry, so they asked us to attend," she added.

"We gained entry and found cannabis inside. We are still at the scene."