Safer Police Teams Crimestoppers sent this to NHW residents. Coldharbour Ward ‘s next meeting is at Brixton Police Station 19th January 2016 6.30pm. They sent this out after a successfull raid on a house in Kellet Road.
Suspect drug dealing?
Signs to look out for:
• Unusual numbers of callers to an address at all times of the night and day
• Drugs paraphernalia (please do not remove it, but alert Lambeth Council)
• People with an unusually lavish lifestyle.
How to spot a cannabis factory
• Lights left on all day and night
• Curtains constantly drawn or windows blacked out
• Strong pungent smell
• High humidity in the property
• Lots of different people, coming and going at strange times
• No one seems to be living there and they only visit for short periods
• Venting protruding from the roof and constant noise of cooling fans.
Advice for landlords
• The tenants may pay their rent in cash.
• The tenants may be vague or not available at the property
• A sudden jump or fall in electricity bills
• Spot checks should be carried out on the property
The more information we are able to gather, the more we are able to tackle issues that affect you. Therefore if you suspect it – report it.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Coldharbour Safer Neighbourhood Team