Man arrested as police raid Doncaster 'Day of the Triffids' cannabis factory

A man has been arrested after police raided a Doncaster house filled with cannabis plants which officers described as like a scene from The Day of the Triffids.

By Darren Burke
Tuesday, 19th October 2021, 9:44 am

Police raided the property in the Alverley area of Balby yesterday, discovering 35 cannabis plants at different stages of growth.

A spokesman for Doncaster Central Neighbourhood Police Team said: ”Officers executed an intelligence led warrant at the address – 35 cannabis plants were discovered at different stages of growth throughout the house.

"When one door was opened, officers were confronted with a scene reminiscent to the film The Day of the Triffids.

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Police said the house resembled a scene from Day of the Triffids.

"One male suspect was arrested and interviewed regarding the production of a controlled drug. He was later charged with the offence after a forensic examination at the property.”

The Day of the Triffids is a 1951 novel by the English author John Wyndham which sees huge plants start killing people.

It was made into a feature film of the same name and two TV series.