Nearly 200 homes left without electricity after cannabis farm discovered in Blackpool

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A “fault caused by a cannabis farm” left 195 homes without power yesterday.

 

Residents in Westmorland Avenue were left without electricity after a cannabis farm caused a fault with an underground cable at around 10.20am.

Engineers from Electricity North West were called to the scene to repair the issue but warned it could take until 5pm to restore supplies.

A photo shared by police revealed engineers had to dig up a pavement in order to access the faulty cable.

“This fault should be fixed within the next few hours,” a spokesman for Lancashire Police said.

“Cannabis farms are dangerous and can cost lives.”

Woman detained by police after running onto M6 near Wigan

Affected postcodes included:

 

Nearly 200 homes were left without electricity after a cannabis farm caused a fault with an underground cable. (Credit: Lancashire Police)Nearly 200 homes were left without electricity after a cannabis farm caused a fault with an underground cable. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

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Lancashire Police have been approached for comment.