Police officers find cannabis farm in Chigwell home while responding to reports of a burglary

PUBLISHED: 11:40 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:10 18 September 2018

The alleged cannabis farm was found at a large house in Hainault Road, Chigwell. Picture: Google Maps

The alleged cannabis farm was found at a large house in Hainault Road, Chigwell. Picture: Google Maps


Officers from Essex Police were amazed to find an alleged cannabis farm whilst responding to reports of a burglary in Chigwell this weekend.

An Essex Police spokeswoman confirmed officers were called at around 5.50pm on Saturday, 15 September, to reports of a suspected burglary in Hainault Road, Chigwell.

She added: “Once officers arrived at the property, they discovered what is believed to be a cannabis cultivation.”

Photographs taken from the scene show a number of police vans and officers gathered outside the property.

There have been no arrests and investigations are ongoing.

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