Drugs farm uncovered in Doncaster residential street

Major electricity work is going on in a Doncaster street after another cannabis farm was uncovered in a residential area.

Monday, 13th January 2020, 2:30 pm
Updated Monday, 13th January 2020, 5:06 pm

Workmen have had to be sent to the scene to mend the wiring at the house, where the mains electricity supply had been tampered with to bypass the system and provide power for the conditions needed to grow drugs plants.

Workmen had used a digger to access and restore cables at the site on Norman Crescent, Rossington, and could be seen along with a number of Northern Powergrid vans outside the property.

Police issued a statement confirming that they had raided the house and found the drugs operation.

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Electricity workers outside a house on Norman Crescent, Rossington, Doncaster, where a cannabis farm was discoved by police.
Electricity workers outside a house on Norman Crescent, Rossington, Doncaster, where a cannabis farm was discoved by police.

They said at about 8.50pm on Thursday January 9, they received a call from a member of the public who had heard a disturbance at the house.

The statement added: “Officers attended and found the remains of a cannabis cultivation and 54 small plants in an upstairs room.

“The house is not occupied and the electricity had been bypassed. At this time, it is not yet known who lives at the address and enquiries remain ongoing. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 856 of January 9 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

Nearby residents said they had seen police at the site on the Friday morning, and they appeared to have been going into the house via a rear door.

Electricity cable works outside a house on Norman Crescent, Rossington, Doncaster, where a cannabis farm was discoved by police.

It is the latest of a number of empty properties in Doncaster to have been found to have been used for cannabis production. They include two former pubs.

Electricity works outside a house on Norman Crescent, Rossington, Doncaster, where a cannabis farm was discoved by police.