October 2 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.
A man was taken to hospital this afternoon following a stabbing near a school.