‘Cannabis farm’ garbage dumped in country lane near Shepshed



‘Cannabis farm’ garbage dumped in country lane near Shepshed


The remnants of what appears to be a cannabis farm has been found dumped in a country lane in Leicestershire.

The fly-tip was found in Charley Road, between Charley and Ulverscroft at around 5.30pm yesterday afternoon.

It was still at the site this morning.

At first glance, the pile appears to be just rubbish, but on closer inspection there are a number of items which suggest it has been used to create an illegal cannabis grow.


The fly-tip contains fertiliser, compost, electrical equipment, including a broken board of sockets,packaging for halogen lightbulbs and air ducts.

Paul Sanders, head of community services at North West Leicestershire District Council said a cleaning team would be heading out to the site soon to clear up the mess.

He also said that the clean up team would investigate the rubbish for any evidence that could identify the fly-tippers.



He said: “We can confirm Charnwood Borough Council reported a fly-tip in Charley Road to us this morning (3 December).

“We aim to attend fly-tips within a maximum five days of them being reported to us, if not sooner.

“We’ll shortly be heading out to investigate this fly-tip, which includes examining it for any evidence of who is responsible.




We will then arrange to either clear the fly-tip if it’s on public land or advise the landowner if it’s on a privately owned site.

“Fly-tipping is a despicable crime, is harmful to our environment and an eyesore to our residents.”

He went on to encourage anyone to report any information about who is responsible online at www.nwleics.gov.uk/flytipping.




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