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No arrests over fire at industrial unit cannabis factory

PUBLISHED: 14:56 04 December 2019 | UPDATED: 14:56 04 December 2019

Cannabis plants estimated to be worth £60k discovered inside an industrial unit near Eye following a fire. Picture: Suffolk Police

Cannabis plants estimated to be worth £60k discovered inside an industrial unit near Eye following a fire. Picture: Suffolk Police

Suffolk Police

Investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding a fire at an industrial unit on the Norfolk/Suffolk border that contained a cannabis factory.

Police have launched a probe into who may have been growing cannabis at the commercial premises on Liberator Way on Brome Industrial Estate, near Eye.

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The blaze, attended by seven fire crews from across south Norfolk and north Suffolk, broke out at about 1pm on November 21.

No one was injured in fire but police called to the scene discovered equipment including hydroponic grow lamps and a large quality of cannabis plants, with an estimated value of £60,000, inside the building that measures 50m by 80m.

A police spokesman said investigations were continuing into whole was behind the factory but that no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is called to contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting crime reference: 37/70477/19.

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