Thurrock Council and Essex Police uncover cannabis factory in East Tilbury

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TEAM work between Thurrock Council’s environmental enforcement team and Essex Police has led to the discovery of a suspected cannabis cultivation site.

On Friday, 6 December, a member of the council’s enforcement team was investigating a suspected fly-tipping incident near the car wash in Princes Margaret Road, East Tilbury, when he noticed suspicious activity. After calling Essex Police, their officers conducted a search and found a number of plants believed to be cannabis.

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of production of a controlled drug and have been bailed pending further investigation.

To report a crime, call Essex Police on 999 in an emergency, or 101. Residents can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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