Cannabis farm discovered in Chigwell

Officers called out to reports of a burglary at an address in Chigwell uncovered a large-scale cannabis farm at the property.

Police were initially called to reports of suspicious activity in High Meadows shortly before 5.15am on Sunday March 3. It was reported a group of men had been seen running out of an address.

Officers were quickly on the scene, finding a significant cannabis grow of an estimated 350 plants at various stages of growth.

Anyone with information or footage which could assist police enquiries is asked to get in touch.

You can submit a report at or use the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Alternatively, call 101.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference 42/34582/24.