Huge Cannabis farm ‘worth a million pounds’ discovered in south London police station

File picture of Streatham police incident (Twitter/EJ Ward)

A huge cannabis farm has been discovered hidden in an abandoned police station in Streatham.

Bungling growers gave themselves away after a fire broke out inside the premises and firefighters discovered the plants at 4.50pm on Tuesday.

One local worker told LBC that the station was being used to grow a “million pounds worth of weed” with police informing her that they had removed “plants taller than you”.

The fire was reportedly ignited as dealers sought to steal electricity for their growing lamps.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Officers were called at 16:52hrs on Tuesday, 20 December to Streatham High Road at the junction with Shrubbery Road to reports of a fire at the old police station.

“London Fire Brigade attended and dealt with the fire.

“There were no reported injuries.

“Once inside the building a number of cannabis plants were discovered.

“A crime scene remains in place and the incident is being investigated by detectives from Central South CID.

“There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.”

The building of the former Streatham police station, which stands on the corner of Shrubbery Road and Streatham High Road was sold off in 2015 to a private buyer for £4.2million.

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD5251/20Dec; you can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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