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Cannabis growing equipment 'disappears' after police raid
Police have been left red-faced after cannabis growing equipment disappeared from under their noses after it was left behind following a raid on a Kings Langley cannabis farm.
Officers visited the address on Langley Hill last Tuesday (September 4) following a tip that cannabis was being grown there.
Scores of cannabis plants were removed but police are understood to have left hydroponic equipment, which had vanished when officers returned the following day.
A police spokesman confirmed the raid had taken place and all suspected illegal property had been removed but said that this would not necessarily include growing equipment if it was not illegal. No arrests were made.
A source commented: "It’s like something out of Keystone Cops. It’s absolute rubbish.
"I heard the equipment was left there because they had nowhere to store it but obviously the people responsible have come back to collect their stuff.
"The items may not be illegal but it’s obvious what they are being used for."
Dan Phillips, a Hertfordshire Constabulary spokesman, said: "Police searched a property on Langley Hill, Kings Langley, on September 4 following concerns raised by a member of the public.
"Officers entered the premises and found a number of suspected cannabis plants which were seized and taken away for destruction.
"The scene was fully investigated and all of the suspected illegal property at the address was removed."