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Officers unexpectedly sniff out Crystal Palace cannabis farm

PUBLISHED: 08:52 14 January 2014 | UPDATED: 08:52 14 January 2014

This was the scene inside the Crystal Palace Park Road cannabis farm.

This was the scene inside the Crystal Palace Park Road cannabis farm.

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Officers armed with noses worthy of the dog unit sniffed out a cannabis farm in Crystal Palace last week.

Whilst on patrol, the officers from Bromley’s North West Neighbourhood Policing Teams noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from an area in Crystal Palace Park Road.

As they approached a house, they noticed a man placing large bags inside a wheelie bin before fleeing into the park after spotting the police.

Officers entered the property to find it had been converted into a cannabis factory, with for large rooms kitted out with ventilating and heating equipment - as well as more than 500 fully grown plants.

The suspect had been cropping and moving the cannabis when he was disturbed.

Sgt Rob Goodwin, of Bromley police, said: “This seizure represents a major and unexpected dent in the network of cannabis supply in the south east London area and was brought about through proactive local neighbourhood policing.”

Enquiries continue to trace the man who fled into Crystal Palace Park.

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