Search

Cannabis cultivator caught after neighbour’s house blaze in Woodford Green

17:22 28 May 2014

A 28-year-old man was caught with cannabis plants. Picture: Press Association.

A 28-year-old man was caught with cannabis plants. Picture: Press Association.

PA Archive/Press Association Images

A man has been arrested and cautioned after being caught producing cannabis plants by police officers who had been supporting fire crews at a nearby house fire on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old man was arrested after Essex Police were making checks on nearby properties and came across the cannabis plants in a property on Brunel Road, Woodford Green.

The man admitted the offence of producing cannabis and was given a caution. He was released the following morning on May 28.

Firefighters had been tackling a blaze at a neighbour’s property, with the neighbour having to be treated for smoke inhalation in a separate incident.

A statement by Essex Police said: “Police were called to assist firefighters following reports of a fire in a property at Brunel Road - this was at about 4.30pm.

During checks on nearby properties, four cannabis plants were found.”

The man had been arrested in “suspicion of producing a controlled drug.”

Latest News Stories

20:53
Tributes to the 20-year-old motorbike rider and his 16-year-old passenger who died after a collision with a pedestrian in Clayhall

Floral tributes have been left at the scene where two young men died in a motorcycle crash.

10:56
Woodford Avenue at the junction with Lord Avenue, where the crash happened. Pic: Google Streetview

A 20-year-old motorbike rider and his 16-year-old passenger have been killed after a crash involving a pedestrian.

12:00
Well-Chem Pharmacy, in High Road, Seven Kings, which received a prescription to give Deji medication for diabetes. There is no suggestion the pharmacy committed any crime. Photo credit: Google

A social worker believes a man has been fraudulently accessing his health care after he was almost prescribed diabetes medication.

10:18
Audience fire questions at the panel

A lively audience packed out Fullwell Cross Library yesterday (Saturday) to see all six candidates vying to take Ilford North line up for an afternoon of hustings.

Most read news

Competitions

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray, as well as a shiny new Sony Blu-ray player could be coming your way!

To celebrate the fifth series of George RR Martin and HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones, Ladbrokes is giving away a series one to four Blu-ray box set along with a Sony Blu-ray player to one lucky winner!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder