Tayside and Central Scotland

Police uncover cannabis farm in Dundee tower block

Image caption Tayside Police discovered about cannabis 40 plants at the multi-story in Dundee's Lansdowne Square

Police are carrying out enquiries in Dundee after a cannabis farm was discovered at a multi-storey building in the city.

Officers discovered about 40 plants on Monday morning when Tayside Fire and Rescue responded to a report of smoke coming from a flat in Lansdowne Square.

The scene has been secured and further forensic examinations were being carried out on Wednesday.

Tayside Police said they were following a positive line of enquiry.

The force also made a plea to the public to report any suspicions they have of premises possibly being used for cannabis cultivation.

Inherent danger

They said tell-tale signs can be permanently covered windows, soil being taken into the house and strong odours coming from the property.

Tayside Police warned that cannabis cultivations were an inherent danger and presented a very real fire risk, as electrical supplies were often interfered with and run alongside makeshift irrigation systems.

Officers are also asking landlords to check the credentials of prospective tenants and to keep a regular check on their properties once they have been let.

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