Cannabis factory discovered as firefighters tackle blaze in flat

Investigations are underway into the cause of a fire at a first floor flat in Worthing.

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Firefighters discover cannabis factory at flat fire

Police are appealing for witnesses after firefighters discovered a cannabis factory while they were searching for people trapped in a house fire.

The fire started in a property in Salisbury Road, Worthing at 8:30pm last night.

There were reports that people could have still been trapped in the house, which firefighters attended.

When searching the property, they didn't find any one but instead found a cannabis factory set up on the top floor.

Detective Sergeant Colin O'Hare of West Sussex CID said, "We would like to know who has been visiting the address over the last few weeks and months and hope residents can help us."

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1414 of 11/12.

Forty firefighters attend fire in Worthing

Investigations are underway into the cause of a fire at a flat in Worthing.

Up to forty firefighters were needed when it broke out on Salisbury Road last night, as well as an ambulance.

No one was injured.

Firefighters attending the fire in Salisbury Road, Worthing last night Credit: Eddie Howland
The fire was in one of the flats in the building on Salisbury Road Credit: Eddie Howland
Fire crews had to use breathing apparatus and thermal imaging cameras at the fire Credit: Eddie Howland
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