Newark officials stumbled upon a cannabis grow while inquiring about a stolen trailer.

Police received a report that a caravan was stolen from Boat Lane in Bleasby at around 9:10 a.m. on March 19.

According to an investigation, it was in Spring Lane in Screveton at around 10:30 a.m. on March 23 – before a small cannabis cultivation was also discovered.


Newark Police on Facebook said, “Not the smartest move to hide the caravan you stole near a decent cannabis grow.”

The investigation continues and the police are appealing to anyone with information to contact 101, citing Incident 123, March 19.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.