Two arrested following cannabis factory closure in Manor Park

Newham Police closed down a cannabis factory in Gladding Road, Manor Park

Newham Police closed down a cannabis factory in Gladding Road, Manor Park - Credit: Archant

Two people were arrested following the closure of a cannabis factory in Manor Park this week.

The East Quadrant Safer Neighbourhoods team discovered the Cannabis factory in Gladding Road on Monday after executing a drugs warrant following a number of anti-social behaviour complaints from the local community.

Once inside the property police discovered cannabis growing in three of the bedrooms and the electricity meter had been by-passed.

Officers seized the Cannabis plants and drug paraphernalia.

A 31-year old man and a 29-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of producing a controlled class B drug and abstracting electricity.

They were taken into custody at an east London police station where they were later bailed to return on a date in early April pending further enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Dean Musgrove, of East Quadrant SNT, said: “My officers are actively listening to resident’s problems, armed with this kind of information we can actively disrupt this kind of criminality. “Newham police has a zero tolerance approach towards drugs and we will continue to act swiftly to arrest offenders and reduce crime, making Newham a safer place to live, visit and work.”