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'Sophisticated' cannabis factory discovered in Corby

Police seized around ninety plants during the raid. Credit: Northamptonshire police

A sophisticated cannabis factory has been discovered during a raid at an address in Glastonbury Road, Corby.

Northamptonshire police say the raid was part of 'Operation Viper' which targets organised crime groups in the area.

The warrant was carried out after intelligence from the local community.

Around 90 mature plants were found along with hydroponics and a canister of CS spray.

“We are keen to highlight that this has come about through community intelligence, something which is vital to Operation Viper. The information provided has enabled us to execute a successful warrant and develop our investigations into the supply of drugs within Northamptonshire. We are eager to build on relationships with the local community and we hope that results like this demonstrate our commitment to acting on information provided by the public.”

– Detective Sergeant Nick Peters, Northamptonshire police


£300,000 cannabis farm discovered in Corby

This cannabis farm was found at an address in Corby Credit: Northamptonshire police

A cannabis factory worth over £300,000 has been discovered by police during a raid in Corby.

Officers executed a search warrant on the Kingswood Estate under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

525 cannabis plants were found during the raid on the 31st January..

A 28-year old man was arrested during the warrant and subsequently charged with Production of Class B under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Armando Musa is currently being held on remand in custody.

"Obtaining this warrant was a direct result of information we received from the community in Corby Town whose neighbourhood had become blighted by this drugs operation. Over £300,000 worth of cannabis plants were found at this address so I am pleased that we have managed to disrupt this organised criminal network and help take drugs off our streets. "

– Sergeant Jon Hodgson from the Neighbourhood Policing Team

Bridge in Corby to close for seven months

Cottingham Road to be closed Credit: ITV

Cottingham Road in Corby, Northamptonshire will be closed for seven months from January 19.

A bridge on the road, which runs over the railway lines, needs to be shut as part of the upgrade of the line between Kettering and Corby.

Network Rail say the bridge will be raised to allow electric lines to run underneath and is due to reopen on August 14.

Postcode lottery decides your good or bad life chances

A report on social mobility suggests that where you live has a huge impact on your future. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A new report has highlighted a stark postcode lottery across the Anglia region in your chances of getting on in life.

The State of the Nation report on social mobility suggests that where you live has a huge impact on your future.

Rural, coastal and former industrial areas are said to offer some of the most limited opportunities - with lower pay and fewer top jobs.

Corby in Northamptonshire comes fourth worst in the country with Wellingborough's at seventh and Waveney in Suffolk at 11th from bottom.

East Hertfordshire and neighbouring Uttlesford in Essex are among the best areas - near the top of the table at 14th and 20th respectively.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Byrd who has been to Corby
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