Property owners, letting agents and housing associations will be warned to be on their guard against criminals that rent residential property to use as cannabis farms and drug factories at a seminar organised by police next week.The awareness-raising event will take place on the morning of Thursday 11 June at the City of Manchester Stadium and cover the destructive impact that this crime can have on property and the damage it can do to local communities.It has been organised by Greater Manchester Polices Scorpion priority group that has been set up to fight drug crime and takes place during a national week of action against drug crime. There will be presentations by police officers, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and the Co-op Insurance Company.Landlords and letting agents will be shown how to recognise the tell-tale signs that their property is being targeted by drug gangs and get advice on what to do in that situation.Video footage and photographs of cannabis farms and drug factories that have been shut down will be shown. Criminal gangs often remove internal walls and floors to maximise the space they have to grow cannabis and install watering and lighting systems that are dangerous and pose fire and electrocution risks.
Information reproduced from Greater Manchester Police Website Homepage
Visit GMP website and read more about cannabis farms and the course for landlords next week, places on the course may still be available