Police raid drug factory

FIFTY cannabis plants were seized during a police raid in the dead of night.

Four officers from Sudbury Police stormed a house in Daniels Close, Acton, at 3am on Thursday.

Cannabis plants and cultivating equipment were found at the property, which officers believed was being used as a cannabis factory.

A 32-year-old man from the Colchester area was arrested at the scene on suspicion of production of a controlled drug.

He was then taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Inspector Paul Crick, from Sudbury Police, said people needed to remain vigilant.

“Tell-tale signs of cannabis production tend to be the strong smell and a house with blacked out windows,” he said.

“People should also look out for unusual behaviour, such as people coming and going at strange times, and the sound of fans.”

The latest raid follows the discovery of cannabis factories in Newton earlier this year and in Bildeston last month, but Insp Crick denied there was a problem.

“I would not say there is a problem in this area, but there has been an increase in cannabis factories nationally,” he said.

Anyone with information or concerns about possible cannabis factories or drugs should contact Suffolk Police.