TRAFFIC CHAOS AS CANNABIS FACTORY IS DISCOVERED
HAINTON AVENUE PROPERTY WIRED INTO MAINS AT STREET LEVEL TO FACILITATE PRODUCTION
A 27-year-old man has been charged following the discovery of a large cannabis grow at a property on Hainton Avenue in Grimsby. Humberside Police have confirmed that around 500 plants were found inside the property which had been wired into the mains at street level to facilitate production. Yesterday, a police guard remained in place and workers from the Northern Power Grid were on scene to repair the damage done to the main electricity supply.
The work was causing significant traffic in the area with a busy section of road reduced to one lane. A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “Following the discovery of a large cannabis grow at a property on Hainton Avenue, Grimsby, yesterday (Thursday, April 15), a man has been charged.
Officers discovered approximately 500 plants inside the property.
Humberside Police spokesperson
“The 27-year-old man has been charged with the production of cannabis and is due to appear in Grimsby Magistrates’ Court today, Friday, April 16.
“Officers discovered approximately 500 plants inside the property, which had also been dangerously abstracting electricity from the street. The plants were seized and electricity made safe, so there is no wider risk to those living in the area.”
The substantial cannabis operation was discovered on Thursday and work was done immediately to make sure that the electrical supply to the property was not a danger to the wider area.
Yesterday work continued to make those connections safe and there was a large presence from Northern Power Grid.
The line of vans down one side of the road was causing some traffic issues in the area with a busy part of Hainton Avenue where it approaches Ellis Way reduced to one lane.