POLICE shut down a Hayes cannabis factory after answering to calls within the local community.
The Yeading Safer Neighbourhood Team, working together with the Council's Partnership Tasking Team, found over fifty plants, with an estimated street value of £12,000, jammed into two bedrooms at an address on Mimosa Road.
Police obtained a drugs warrant for the property after gathering information from members of the public who became suspicious of the activity in and around the house.
After forcing entry, police discovered the plants in two upstairs' bedrooms, with another room used for drying the plants.
A large amount of lighting and ventilation equipment was found, and the electricity supply had been bypassed.
Nobody was at the address at the time of the raid, and no arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing.
PS Rob Parrin, of the Yeading Safer Neighbourhoods Team, said: "This is an example of Safer Neighbourhoods teams listening to and responding to the concerns of the community. It has led to another closure of a cannabis factory.
"We are requesting residents and landlords to come forward with any information on drug activity or if you are suspicious about premises in your neighbourhood."
Police have identified some of the tell-tale signs of a cannabis factory that people should be wary of. These include irregular attendance at an address, a lone tenant, and windows and curtains that are always shut and drawn.
If you suspect that a cannabis factory is in operation on your road, call Hillingdon Police on 0300 123 1212 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.