A MAN tried to escape arrest by jumping over rooftops after a cannabis farm was discovered. 

The man fled a property via a first-floor window and jumped across roofs before he was found in the garden of a property in a neighbouring street.

The action came after police carried out a drugs warrant in Parsonage Drive, Cofton Hackett on Wednesday morning, (September 27). 

The raid took place after residents raised concerns about drugs and suspicious activity in the area.

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Police found 60 cannabis plants growing at the address, with an estimated street value of between £17,000 and £50,000. 

Cultivation equipment and a sophisticated electrical system were also found.

Police said a further 198 small plants, around 10cm high, were found and in a few months’ time, if allowed to grow, those could be worth £1,000 per plant.

A 19-year-old Albanian man was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.

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PC Rod Hartwright of Rubery Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “The warrant today shows we will not tolerate drugs within our community and will continue to act on information given to us about drugs.

“Drugs have a negative impact on our communities and can lead to other localised criminality and the harm and exploitation of vulnerable people.”

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The warrant formed part of Operation Target – West Mercia Police’s work to tackle serious and organised crime.

Police encourage anyone with concerns of criminal activity in their area to report this either by calling 101 or visit West Mercia Police's website and the Tell Us About section. 

Alternatively, if you don’t want to speak to police, information can be reported anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org.