Dozens of cannabis plants seized in police raid

By Tim Clarke Friday 11 January 2013 Updated: 11/01 16:47

Latest News

Buy photos » Inspector John McKay with the cannabis plants that were seized from a caravan site in Smite. (s)

DOZENS of cannabis plants have been seized by police after a raid at a caravan site on the outskirts of Worcester.

Officers carried out warrants at the site in Smite, off Pershore Lane and found two containers housing 58 plants, which included 29 mature plants ready for harvesting.

A man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of the cultivation of cannabis and is currently in custody at Worcester Police Station.

Officers also seized six illegally held shotgun cartridges and a scooter that is believed to have an engine stolen from another motorbike.

Inspector John McKay, who led the operation, said: "We received some intelligence in recent weeks that cannabis was being produced on the site and, following some surveillance activity, we have acted promptly to stop this operation.

"Residents on the site have been amenable and assisted with our investigation; many were shocked that cannabis was being grown on their doorstep, especially those who had families and children.

"We will act whenever we receive information that drugs are being produced in our community, so if you are aware of any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, please let us know."

Information can be passed on to West Mercia Police via the non-emergency police number 101 or anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Popular »

1 Singing praises of brain op doctors

2 Exciting vision for Shrub Hill revealed

3 The Hive on course to reach million milestone

4 Cinderella an unmissable festive treat

5 City Council election results in full

More news »

Mechanical failure ends Corporal's Dakar challenge

AN INJURED Worcester soldier's brave attempt to complete

Jobs go as Jessops store closes

WORCESTER staff are among more than 1,300 workers

Pensioner thwarts bogus callers

POLICE have praised a pensioner in Fernhill Heath

Bridget draws on artistic talent for fund-raising calendar

A FREELANCE artist and illustrator from Worcester who

Regional news »


Stratford Observer
Happy Birthday William Shakespeare

TODAY (or thereabouts) marks the 450th birthday of Stratford's most ...

Bromsgrove Standard
Bromsgrove and Rubery celebrates St George's Day

PATRIOTIC residents have been flying the flag this week to ...

Redditch Standard
Sheep stolen from Alvechurch

AN ELDERLY sheep was dragged from its paddock and stolen ...

Evesham Observer
Bishop's wife loses cancer battle

THE BISHOP of Worcester has asked for prayers for him ...