Mystery surrounds cannabis farm found in empty Northampton neighbourhood home after police are called to reports of break-in

Police couldn't find the alleged intruders - but they did find more 200 mature marijuana plants.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 4:29 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 8:58 am

Police responded to reports of a break-in at a Northampton house last week only to find it empty of occupants but filled with cannabis plants.

For residents on Perry Street in west Abington, the early hours of January 30 were noisy and eventful.

The trouble started sometime around 4.30am when a resident reported they woke up to what sounded like "someone being attacked in their property", and saw a flashlight sweeping around through the window of the house.

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Officers responded to a potential breaking-and-entering - but only found and empty house and 200 cannabis plants.

The witness wrote what they saw on neighbourhood watch app Nextdoor. They said: "I instantly called the police as I thought someone had been injured or even more so murdered - the sounds were awful."

Police reportedly arrived within minutes at 4.40am and gained access to the property.

But officers got inside, they found nobody at the property. In fact, the house on Perry Street is unoccupied and no one lives there.

Instead, officers found around 200 mature cannabis plants growing in four rooms.

In the morning, neighbours watched as officers took the plants away to be destroyed. No one has been arrested for the incident at the home or for cultivating the drugs.

Anyone with information about the early morning incident or the cannabis farm can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or anonymously phone Crimestoppers on 0800 111 555.