Man arrested on suspicion of cannabis farm burglary in Doncaster

A man was arrested in a major police operation after he was found with a knife in a cannabis farm in Doncaster.

Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 7:50 am
Updated Monday, 28th October 2019, 5:40 pm

The 24-year-old was arrested by officers in a property in Kings Crescent, Edlington, at around 8.30am yesterday.

South Yorkshire Police said a number of suspects were found in the house, where cannabis plants were being grown.

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A major police operation was mounted in response to the incident, with a police van and at least six police vehicles there at one point.

Armed officers were also deployed and the street was sealed off.

In a statement the force said: “Around 8.30am on October 22, officers discovered suspects inside a property on King’s Crescent, Edlington.

“It is believed the suspects were seeking cannabis plants that had been found in the property.

“A 24-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of burglary and possession of an offensive weapon. Nobody was injured.”

More to follow.