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Cops looking for body find East End drugs factory instead

PUBLISHED: 13:00 09 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:50 05 October 2010

COPS looking for a dead body came across a cannabis factory instead. Officers broke down the door of a flat in East London after neighbours complained there were lots of flies and a bad smell

By Victoria Huntley

COPS looking for a possible dead body in London’s East End came across a cannabis factory instead.

Officers broke down the door of a flat at Bethnal Green’s Ellen Wilkinson House on Monday after neighbours complained there were lots of flies and a bad smell.

But instead of a corpse, cops found hydroponic equipment, cannabis plants and a wasps’ nest.

No one was inside and no arrests have been made. But police and Tower Hamlets council are now trying to find out who lived at the flat.


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