Suspected cannabis farm raided in Winckley Square

Posted on - 26th April, 2024 - 3:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Winckley Square
A police presence has remained on the scene in Ribblesdale Place throughout Friday Pic: Blog Preston

A suspected cannabis farm has been raided just off Winckley Square.

Preston Police and Electricity North West have been in attendance at a property in Ribblesdale Place throughout Friday (26 April) morning.

An eyewitness told Blog Preston a ‘large amount of cannabis’ had been seized after police were called to reports of a burglary in the early hours of Friday.

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The cannabis grow was located in the cellar and two floors of the building.

Electricity North West had been called due to reports the electricity in the building had been bypassed.

A police spokesperson told Blog Preston they were called to reports of a burglary at an address in Ribblesdale Police.

They said: “Officers attended and inside the property a large cannabis grow was found.

“Four men – aged 25, 23, and two aged 24 – from the Birmingham area, were arrested a short time later after a car was stopped on London Road, Preston.

“They were arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and are currently in custody.”

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