Cannabis Farms Stolen Electricity

Cannabis farmers steal around £200 million worth of electricity across the UK every year, according to research by crime experts at Newcastle University

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Researchers at Newcastle university say around £200 million worth of electricity is being stolen every year to power illegal cannabis farms across the UK. Phil Butler from the Centre for Cybercrime and Computer Security says this would provide free energy for every household in Newcastle for a year