UPDATE: Police arrest three people after shed fire reveals cannabis haul

Northfield Park, Soham, fire

Northfield Park, Soham, fire - Credit: Archant

Police arrested three people after uncovering a haul of cannabis at a house in Soham on Saturday.

Northfield Park estate fire (PHOTO: Kallum Mueller)

Northfield Park estate fire (PHOTO: Kallum Mueller) - Credit: Archant

Officers were called to the address, in Northfield Park, Soham, at about 3pm following reports that a shed had caught fire and was in danger of spreading to nearby homes.

But, when officers arrived, they discovered the shed was packed with cannabis plants and further plants were discovered in the house and a neighbouring property.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “We were called to reports of a fire at a shed in a garden in Northfield Park, Soham, shortly after 3pm on Saturday.

“On arrival officers discovered a number of cannabis plants in the shed and in the house and adjourning property.

Northfield Park estate fire (PHOTO: Kallum Mueller)

Northfield Park estate fire (PHOTO: Kallum Mueller) - Credit: Archant


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“Two men, aged 66 and 53, and a 49-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis and have been bailed until December 5.”

Residents living on the estate said that three fire engines were also in attendance and had the blaze under control quickly.

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Officers – including PCSOs - were called to prevent passers-by getting close to the scene.

The neighbour, who took these photos, said: “You could see the flames from some distance away. However thanks to the prompt response by the fire service it seemed to be contained quite quickly.”

Northfield Park estate fire (PHOTO: Kallum Mueller)

Northfield Park estate fire (PHOTO: Kallum Mueller) - Credit: Archant

Northfield Park, Soham, fire

Northfield Park, Soham, fire - Credit: Archant

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