A police officer was attacked attempting to arrest someone when discovering a cannabis farm.
Officers following a wanted man were led to a house at the junction of Ince Avenue and Cherry Lane, Walton. After forcing entry into the house, they found a cannabis farm, at around 3.15pm on Tuesday, December 6.
Merseyside police said the farm spread across two rooms, with 172 plants. Further bags of cannabis were also found at the property.
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Two men were detained and during the arrests, an officer was assaulted, sustaining bruises. Another man and woman were then arrested a short time later.
Those arrested included a 27-year-old man from Seaforth was arrested on suspicion of cannabis production; possession of cannabis; and assault of an emergency worker. He has also been arrested for failing to appear at court in connection with drug supply and driving offences.
A 21-year-old man from Waterloo was arrested on suspicion of cannabis production and possession with intent to supply cannabis. A 30-year-old man from Walton was arrested on suspicion of cannabis production and abstracting electricity.
Lastly, 31-year-old woman from Walton was arrested on suspicion of cannabis production and abstracting electricity. All were taken to police stations for questioning and remain in custody.
Inspector Paul New from our Force Fugitive Team said: "Four people are now in custody and our investigations continue. Once again, it appears that electricity was abstracted, causing significant fire risks to anyone living or working nearby.
"Help us keep removing these death traps by passing on any suspicions, and we will take action. Such organised operations also attract the risk of violent crime from drug supply.
"If you spot any signs that cannabis is being grown near where you live and work please let us know so that we can continue to take action. Any information helps residents and the work we do, so make us aware and we will investigate."
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