Men flee as police bust Sheffield cannabis farm

Police posed with huge cannabis plants after busting a drugs farms in Sheffield.

Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 4:47 pm

Officers seized around 200 cannabis plants after raiding a detached house on Kaye Place in Crookesmoor on Sunday, November 29.

They were alerted by members of the public who reported men acting suspiciously at around 10.15pm.

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PC Laura Thompson with some of the cannabis plants seized from the house on Kaye Place in Crookesmoor, Sheffield (photo by Lydia Kerin)

When police arrived, the men had fled but officers discovered an ‘elaborate’ set-up with ‘extensive adaptations’ to the property’s electrical wiring. The plants were spread across five rooms, with more than half being over four feet tall.

Sergeant Simon Kirkham, who is leading the investigation, said: “This seizure of drugs is part of a wider ongoing police investigation focused on organised criminal activity in the area.”

He thanked members of the public for reporting their suspicions, calling their support ‘vital and very much appreciated’.

Police at the house on Kaye Place in Crookesmoor, Sheffield, where around 200 cannabis plants were discovered (photo by Lydia Kerin)

South Yorkshire Police said no arrests had been made, with enquiries ongoing to identify those involved.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 964 of November 30.

Cannabis plants in the back of the police van (photo by Lydia Kerin)
Members of the police team which discovered the cannabis farm on Kaye Place in Crookesmoor, Sheffield (photo by South Yorkshire Police)