Police raid on drugs factory in Bridlington

PC Jason Scotter with what police believe are cannabis plants that were uncovered in the raid.
PC Jason Scotter with what police believe are cannabis plants that were uncovered in the raid.

A DRUGS factory has been exposed after police officers seized what is believed to be cannabis from a property in Bridlington.

Around 18 plants of what police believe is the class B drug, plus equipment such as heaters, lights, water butts and ventilation devices were found in two flats in the same property, on Promenade, last Thursday morning.

Police officers from Bridlington Incident Response Team (IRT) were called to an address on Promenade in the early hours of Thursday July 19, after an initial report of burglary was made.

When officers arrived at the address, they found two drugs factories in two separate, insecure flats within the building, containing what was believed to be cannabis plants.

Inspector Grant Taylor, of Bridlington’s Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Humberside Police have a zero tolerance on drug misuse and will take necessary action when dealing with people involved in this activity.

“The results from this incident are a testament to the responses of our Incident Response teams and local Neighbourhood Policing Teams and a clear demonstration of the successful work we continue to do in relation to reducing drug misuse in Bridlington.

“Humberside Police will continue to take action against drug misuse and would like to further encourage members of the local community to report any suspicious or drug dealing activity.”

The plants were found in one flat in the building, while evidence of a further crop – which appears to already have been harvested – was found in another.

A third set-up, with heating, lighting and ventilation equipment seemingly ready for more plants, was also discovered.

Insp Taylor continued: “Bridlington is a safe place to live and we want to ensure that case remains. You can report any concerns by calling Humberside Police on the non-emergency number 101 or 999 in an emergency, alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

If you have any further information in relation to the above incident please call 101, quoting log number 5 of July 19.