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Wolverhampton police in surprise cannabis factory find

Police investigating an attempted burglary in the West Midlands stumbled upon a "massive cannabis factory".

Two officers searching part of Wolverhampton for a suspect saw smoke coming from a house on Fawdry Street.

They managed to get neighbours away from the property before calling the fire service.

Crews "soon established that the house was being used as a cannabis factory, with plants being grown on every floor", a police spokeswoman said.

PC Lewis Littleford, one of the officers involved, said: "Fortunately we were able to clear the area before the fire service arrived.

"It was a fantastic result."

A man arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary was released without charge.

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