Two people arrested and cannabis seized following incident in Birkenhead
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We have arrested two people and seized cannabis plants following an incident in Birkenhead, Wirral yesterday, Sunday 23 February.
At around 1.20am, officers were called to reports of a domestic disturbance at an address on Townsend Street. Entry was gained to the premises and around 10 cannabis plants, cuttings and equipment were found.
A 38-year-old man from Bidston was arrested on suspicion of common assault and cannabis production. He was released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.
A 19-year-old woman from Bidston was arrested on suspicion of cannabis production. She has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information on suspected domestic abuse can contact @MerPolCC, 101 or @CrimestoppersUK, anonymously on 0800 555 111. You can also seek specialist support via the confidential 24-hour National Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247 or online via https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
If you have any information about suspected drug production in your area, please contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A video in which where Matt Brown from our Cannabis Dismantling Team (CDT) explains how you can spot signs of cannabis being grown where you live can be found here - https://youtu.be/rc59i2dsZHM
Some of the signs that cannabis is being grown are:
• Strange smells and sounds
• Frequent and varied visitors to a property, often at unusual times
• Gardening equipment being taken into a property, such as plant pots, fertiliser, fans and industrial lighting
• Windows are sealed and covered or the curtains are permanently closed
• Heat from an adjoining property
• Birds gathering on a roof in cold weather
• Individually these activities may seem commonplace, however, together may indicate something more sinister