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Burnley pensioner arrested after cannabis find
11:37am Wednesday 5th September 2012 in News
A man aged 73 has been arrested in Burnley after police raided a suspected £12,000 cannabis farm close to a drugs rehab centre.
Police swooped on a property in Westgate at around 6.30pm following a tip-off from a member of the public.
Investigating officers also alerted energy company United Utilities amid concerns that the electricity supply may have been tampered with.
A Lancashire Police spokesman confirmed that the plants, around 30 in total, were discovered in upstairs rooms at the three-storey property.
He said a 73-year-old Burnley man had been arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis and had been bailed by police until October 29.