October 30 2014 Latest news:
Beth Wyatt, Reporter
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The police and Crimestoppers have joined forces to raise awareness of cannabis factories.
Redbridge police have tweeted a number of signs for residents to watch out for.
Cannabis factories may have a strong and sickly sweet smell, constantly covered or blocked off windows, strong lighting all day and night and windows misted up from the heat.
There may also be a constant buzzing or whirring sound, an excessive amount of cables, lighting and ventilation equipment being brought into the house and people coming and going at odd hours.
A spokesman for Redbridge police said residents who suspect there is a cannabis factory in their neighbourhood should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Doors smashed in with sledgehammers, armed teenagers cutting through CCTV wires and homeowners buying metal grilles to protect their property – this was life on the Jaffe Estate in 2010.