Police discover cannabis farm in South Shore
A home-grown cannabis farm has been raided in South Shore.
Dozens of plants were seized in the raid yesterday afternoon (July 28), which was a joint operation between Blackpool Task Force and Blackpool South Neighbourhood Policing Team.
It followed a tip-off from neighbours who had complained of a strong aroma permeating their homes and gardens.
The residents told police that the illegal home-grow had "made their lives hell" and had prevented them for sitting outside in their gardens during summer.
Officers also found that the growers had bypassed the electricity of the property, creating a serious fire risk and putting residents in danger.
A spokesman for Blackpool Police said: "This home grown cannabis farm has been making the lives of South Shore residents a living hell.
"The smell meant they couldn't enjoy their garden when we get nice weather and the bypassing of the electricity is a fire risk putting neighbouring properties and the families in them in danger.
"Blackpool south NHP with Blackpool Task Force have acted promptly on these concerns and will be disposing of the drugs and equipment.
"Any concerns please contact us via our website or via crimestoppers."