A cannabis farm has been discovered in a residential Pinner street.
The landlord of a residential property in Wakehams Hill, Pinner contacted police as he was concerned his property was being used as a cannabis factory. Pinner and Pinner South Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) officers attended the property, and approximately 200 cannabis plants were found and destroyed.
No arrests have been made at this time.
A spokesperson for the SNT said: “Late night activity and blacked out windows are a couple of signs a property could be used for cannabis cultivation. If anyone has reasons to suspect that a cannabis factory could be in their road, they can anonymously contact CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org/, or visit www.met.police.uk.”
Cannabis farms offer a severe financial threat to landlords, with the cost able to “easily run into thousands of pounds”, according to Richard Lambert, CEO of the National Landlords Association.
He said: “It’s harder to put a figure on the personal cost – the stress, the aggravation, the hassle, even the fear of dealing with the tenants – but it’s every bit as devastating.”