Cannabis factory discovered in Redbourn

A CANNABIS factory was discovered in a village house after a resident complained of strange smells – and police estimate it has been running for over three months. The factory was found in Hilltop, Redbourn, on January 13 after a neighbour rang the fire b

A CANNABIS factory was discovered in a village house after a resident complained of strange smells - and police estimate it has been running for over three months.

The factory was found in Hilltop, Redbourn, on January 13 after a neighbour rang the fire brigade at around 12.15pm to say there was a strange chemical smell coming from the first floor.

But after investigating, the firemen called the police who found a cannabis factory containing a large number of plants at varying stages of growth in the house.

It is understood that police chased a woman before stopping her in Cumberland Drive.

A 41-year-old woman from London was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and has been bailed until Monday (February 4).

Police think the factory, set-up in a rented house, had been in operation since the middle of last October.

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A police spokesperson said the property had been searched and items had been seized before it was handed back to the owners after around two days.