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Drug pedallers - Essex bike cops find cannabis factory

Officers cycling past industrial unit became suspicious due to smell

Police in Essex have discovered nearly 1,000 cannabis plants in an industrial unit in Chelmsford after two officers on bikes became suspicious about the smell coming from the building.

Essex Police executed a search warrant on the premises in Waltham Road, Boreham, yesterday evening, with Inspector Lee Devall tweeting images of the raid.

According to the Essex Chronicle, 991 plants were found, being grown hydroponically and three men were arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and are being held at Chelmsford Police Station while officers continue their enquiries.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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