Cannabis farm found after fire at neighbouring home in South Yorkshire

A fire at a home in South Yorkshire helped police uncover a cannabis farm next door.

Tuesday, 14th August 2018, 4:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th August 2018, 4:48 pm
Firefighters discovered the cannabis plants after checking on a neighbouring property

Firefighters attended a blaze at a home in Doncaster but when they checked a neighbouring property to ensure its occupants were OK, they discovered scores of cannabis plants.

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South Yorkshire Police said no one was in the property at the time and no arrests had yet been made.

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It said the fire was believed to be accidental and to have started due to a fault with the electricity supply.