Police issue appeal over Kingsholme cannabis farm

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 6 May 2021

POLICE officers have launched a public appeal for information in connection with a former Nuneaton town centre boozer being used as a cannabis farm.

Officers were first called to the old Kingsholme pub building on Upper Abbey Street on Sunday afternoon (25 April), where they found that a ‘substantial’ amount of cannabis was being grown inside of the building in different stages.

The now-seized cannabis plants (Supplied: Warwickshire Police)

The cannabis farm was fitted with its own specialist equipment, as pictured in the above photograph, which was seized on the day, with the plants.

The mains electricity into the property had been bypassed.

A utility company were sent to the premises to ensure that it was safe again.

Enquiries are now ongoing to find and locate those who were responsible.

It is believed that two men, who are suspected to be Vietnamese, were seen leaving the property when officers arrived.

Warwickshire Police have issued a public appeal asking to hear from anybody who has witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area, or with any information regarding the premises.

Those with information are being asked to come forward and speak to officers by calling 101 and quoting incident number 216 of 24 April 2021.

Alternatively, information can be passed on to independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling them on 0800 555 111.

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