Illegal immigrant and cannabis plants found in car stopped by police in Sheffield

Police officers found an illegal immigrant and 43 cannabis plants when they stopped a car on a Sheffield estate.

By Claire Lewis
Thursday, 17th June 2021, 7:02 am

In the early hours of yesterday, two officers patrolling Skye Edge Avenue, Skye Edge, spotted a Volkswagen Golf and spoke to the occupants of the vehicle.

The driver said it was his car and he had a licence but then ran off with the passenger from the vehicle.

Both men were chased and apprehended.

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An illegal immigrant and cannabis plants were found when police officers stopped this car in Sheffield

A search of the car led to the recovery of 43 cannabis plants and police checks revealed that one of the men arrested was an illegal immigrant.

Neither he nor the other man had a driving licence or insurance.

South Yorkshire Police said: “When they got back to the car, our colleagues fathomed the mystery of why they had both run – one was an illegal immigrant, there were forty-three cannabis plants in the car and not a hint of a driving licence or insurance between them.”

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