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Police officers discover cannabis factory in vacant Portsmouth shop

You may have seen police officers on Milton Road on Saturday morning carrying out enquiries at a vacant shop premises

Following intelligence provided to them by the local community they discovered a cannabis factory inside and around 400 plants were subsequently seized and destroyed.

Police remained at the address for some time while the cannabis factory was dismantled and the property was made safe by SSE.

Anyone who has any information that might help the police investigation is asked to call 101 quoting 44220039170.

Police are really keen to hear from people who suspect there is cannabis cultivation or drug related activity going on their neighbourhood.

The information the public provide to police is logged and helps them build up an intelligence picture about what might be happening in the community.

This allows police to take action and protect neighbourhoods from drug related harm caused by this criminality and anti-social behaviour associated with drugs activity.

You can report suspicious activity here: https://orlo.uk/0K7k8