Four men have been arrested and a cannabis grow removed from the streets of Gainsborough after reports of a suspicious vehicle led to a property in the town.
Officers were alerted to a suspicious vehicle on Bowling Green Road in Gainsborough shortly after midnight yesterday (3 January), and after following a number of lines of enquiry, an industrial unit in Ropery Road was searched and a cannabis grow located.
Plants were being grown across five rooms and contained a mixture of mature plants ready to harvest and ones which had recently been potted.
Specially-trained officers are now on the scene and will be searching the unit before the grow is dismantled and the plants destroyed.
We will remain on scene for at least the next few days, and in the local area conducting enquiries.
We are keeping an open mind as we investigate, but at present are not considering this latest grow as linked to the others found in Gainsborough earlier in the week.
This industrial estate is close to a busy residential area, and we are now asking our community if they may be able to help us with our investigation by checking any CCT, doorbell or dashcam footage if the industrial estate to see if it captured anyone entering or leaving over the past few weeks.
A 34-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of going equipped for burglary and cultivating cannabis plants.
A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of going equipped for burglary, failing to stop, and cultivating cannabis plants. A fourth man, aged 25, was arrested on suspicion of possession on an offensive weapon, burglary, and cultivating cannabis plants. They have all been released on police bail.
If you can help, please email PC Bryoni Smith on [email protected], quoting incident number 4 of 3 January.