Crime Roundup 07/10/11 – £40,000 of Cannabis seized in Fulwood

Posted on - 7th October, 2011 - 9:55am | Author - | Posted in - Crime


Cannabis with an estimated street value of £40,000 has been seized as police searched a property in Fulwood.

Aixture of 111 young and larger plants were found at the terraced property on Brackenbury Road at around 10.15am last Monday. The plants were in the basement of the property along with a lighting and hydroponic set-up.

Detective Inspector Keith Lee said: “We are committed to taking action against drugs. We act on all intelligence we receive and I would urge residents to work with us in our fight against drugs by telling us about any suspicious activity.

“I would appeal to anyone with any information about this cannabis factory to contact us. I would be keen to hear from anyone who may have seen any unusual activity in the area in recent weeks – in particular last Thursday evening when we received a report of some suspicious vehicles in the area.”

A 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating a cannabis plant. He remains in police custody where he is being questioned by detectives.

If you have concerns about drugs, you can report it to the police on 0845 1 25 35 45 or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Dectectives have today released an Evofit of a man they want to trace following the attempted abduction of a teenager in Lostock Hall, Preston on Wednesday.

The 15 year old girl was walking to school along Croston Road at about 8.25am when she was approached by a man driving a dark coloured four door car.

The man wound down the passenger window and spoke to the girl, offering her a lift to school. She refused and walked on but the car turned and again approached her. The man this time wound down the driver’s window and again said he would take her to school.

When she again refused the man stopped the car, ran up to her and grabbed her by the arm. She managed to push him off and ran into an alleyway where she hid for a few minutes before making her way to school where she reported the incident. She was left shaken but unhurt.

The offender was described as a white man, aged in his late 40s or early 50s, 5ft 10ins tall with a local accent.

He was skinny with broad shoulders and straight, greasy, black hair down past his ears with a wave or curl at the front. He was wearing a black jacket, zipped up halfway and a white top underneath. He was also wearing grey woollen gloves.

Detective Inspector John Entwisle, of Leyland Police, said: “I would ask people to take a close look at the Evofit and if anyone thinks they can put a name to the face I would urge them to contact us as soon as possible.

“Fortunately incidents of this nature are rare and a full investigation is underway.”

Anyone with information should call Leyland CID on 01772 415486 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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