Man found hiding in loft of Sheffield house filled with cannabis plants

Police in Sheffield have arrested a man who they found hiding in the loft of a house filled with cannabis plants.

Friday, 23rd July 2021, 11:52 am

Officers managed to enter the house in Page Hall yesterday, Thursday, July 22, after discovering the front and back doors had been barricaded.

They searched the property on Hinde House Lane and found 127 cannabis plants inside, where a resident of the house was discovered hiding in the loft.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Normally our Big Red Key works first time, however after a number of hits what appeared to be a flimsy wooden door wouldn't budge! After some deep breaths and a mental note to do a few more bicep curls, eventually our PCs gained entry to the address to discover that both the front and back doors had been barricaded!

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The cannabis operation on Hinde House Lane in Page Hall, Sheffield

"Unsurprisingly, the resident didn't want to speak to us and was found hiding in the loft. Probably because he had been tending to 127 cannabis plants spread across five rooms in the house.

“There followed a long and hot shift in the sweltering weather as the team pulled together fantastically to clear the address and process the prisoner.

"Special mention to student officers Jo and Dylan, who successfully secured a charge for Production of Cannabis from the CPS and remanded the suspect in custody. Following his appearance in court, he will be handed over to the Immigration Service.

Police initially struggled to gain entry.

“Another large cannabis setup out of action and a significant amount of money away from the pockets of criminal gangs.”

The cannabis operation on Hinde House Lane.