An electrician went above and beyond when he stumbled on something he really wasn’t expecting to find.
Tradespeople get asked to do all sorts of strange things by homeowners, but sometimes civic duty beckons, too.
According to Leicestershire Live, police were called to a property in Clarendon Park, Leicester, after an electrician tipped them off while on the job.
When the police entered they discovered what the electrician had called in – a cannabis factory.
Leicestershire Police said: “officers found a substantial number of cannabis plants, hydroponic equipment and a quantity of what is believed to be Class ‘A’ drugs.”
A cannabis factory is defined as either 25 or more plants, fully grown or not, or as somewhere that has been adapted with things like hydroponics systems, high intensity lighting, and ventilation. The electricity metres will also have been bypassed.
Gangs can make £40,000 a year from just 25 plants, so this electrician may have stopped a significant amount of illicit trade simply by going about his work.
It’s likely you’ve found a few odd things on the job. We did some digging and have discovered more strange things tradespeople have come across while working:
Have you come across anything out of the ordinary while on the job? From the mysterious to the outright bizarre, we’d love to hear about it. Let us know in the comments below.
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22 June 2020 • 9-minute read
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