Brent Police discover cannabis factory in Wembley house

One hundred plants found in quiet residential street

One hundred cannabis plants have been discovered in Wembley after a concerned member of the community reported it to police.

Officers were on patrol in Preston Road when the resident informed them that the flat could be being used as a cannabis factory yesterday.

When the police raided the property they found the plants which were at different stages of growth.

No-one was inside the flat.

Sergeant John Lawrence, from Barnhill Safer Neighbourhoods Team, said: “This incident was a perfect example of the police receiving information from the public and acting on it as soon as possible.

“The closure of this site and the destruction of the plants is also helping to rid our streets of the menace of drugs.

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“I would like to reassure the residents of Barnhill that we are committed to tackling drug abuse and the growing and cultivation of cannabis will not be tolerated.”

No arrests have been made but police would like to hear from anyone who has information about the factory.

Anyone with crime related concerns should contact their local Safer Neighbourhoods Team in confidence on 101, or visit

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.