Cannabis Farm Discoverd in Wavertree - Two Arrests

We have arrested two people after discovering a cannabis farm in Wavertree on Friday, 9 February.

Shortly after 10pm officers were called to a disturbance in Claremont Road and discovered 93 cannabis plants with a potential annual yield of £372,000.  Utility services attended to make the property safe along with the force's Cannabis Dismantling Team, who seized all plants and growing equipment.

A 17-year-old male from Wavertree was arrested on suspicion of cannabis production and a 16-year-old female from Edinburgh was also arrested on suspicion of cannabis production.

Detective Inspector Jacky Fitzpatrick said:  "Again, we have found a cannabis farm in a residential street which is dangerous to all those who live in that community.  The dismantling of any cannabis farm is a positive step as they bring with them many associated risks.  Cultivating cannabis, overloading the electricity sockets in the process and mixing with water is dangerous and can cause a fire.

"Living close to one of these homes means you are in danger from the fires they can cause, so report any of the signs and help us remove any such hazards from your street.  Cannabis cultivation by criminal gangs can cause serious harm in our communities and we know that criminal groups involved in the cultivation of cannabis are usually involved in other serious organised crime, bringing fear and harm to those around them.

"We would ask that if you think someone is using a property as a cannabis farm, please tell us so we can take positive action and find those responsible for setting them up."

Anyone with information can call police on social media @MerPolCC or on 101 or on Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.  Information can also be provided via their online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online.