We have released a 32-year-old man arrested in connection with this incident with no further action.
He has been handed to UK Immigration officials for suspected illegal entry into the UK, which will now progress any actions relating to that matter.
Our investigation into the cannabis grow is ongoing.
Original release, 1 September
We are on scene at three cannabis grows which have been found in the Gainsborough area following proactive police work.
Officers were called to reports of suspicious circumstances in Tower Street at 12.41pm yesterday afternoon (31 August).
On attendance they found multiple rooms being used to grow cannabis plants at a property in the street, and investigations by officers at the scene led to another address in Trent Street, where a further cannabis grow was uncovered.
A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in production of a controlled drug of Class B – cannabis at that location. He remains in police custody.
The investigation continued at pace and another property in Tower Street was searched later that afternoon. More than 500 plants has so far been uncovered across the three grows.
Three vehicles have also been seized in connection with the incidents.
Western Power were contacted to make all three properties safe, and the grows are being dismantled to be destroyed.
Officers remain on scene and in the local area carrying out initial enquiries today, and we’re now asking for help with our investigation.
Anyone who has information which might help, or CCTV, doorbell or dashcam footage which might have captured something of interest is asked to get in touch.
If you can help our investigation, there are a number of ways to get in touch:
By emailing DS Tim Sykes on [email protected] – don’t forget to quote incident number 193 of 31 August in the subject line.
By calling 101 and asking for the Duty DS in Lincoln CID. Please quote incident number 193 of 31 August.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report via the independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.