Officers in Wigan uncover cannabis farm worth £30k

Officers in Wigan uncover cannabis farm worth £30k

A warrant was executed at an address on Walthew Lane in Platt Bridge on Wednesday 6 December as part of Operation Acquire.

A cannabis farm was found at the address, with an estimated street value of £30,000.An electricity bypass was confirmed in the property, which resulted in Electricity North West attending. They were required to ensure the property was safe.No arrests were made and enquiries are ongoing.Operation Acquire is a proactive operation running across the GMP force area this month that focuses on robustly tackling neighbourhood crime.

PC Allison, of GMP’s Wigan District, said: “The Platt Bridge area of Wigan causes high demand across all differing types of criminality.

“We want to ensure Platt Bridge a more pleasant place to live and visit for most of the community that are not involved in criminal activities.

“In conjunction with the local Neighbourhood Officers and our Neighbourhood Crime Team we have collected and developed intelligence which has allowed us to conduct warrants such as these, which lead to positive outcomes.

“Without input from our communities, we wouldn’t be able to execute these warrants. I would encourage anyone with any concerns or information about the trade of drugs in your area to come forward and speak with police directly or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

“Information from the public plays an incredibly important role in these warrants time and time again – please let us know if you have any concerns about drug activity in your local area.”

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