Police raid cannabis factory in Dagenham

Cannabis plants found in a loft in Neville Gardens, Dagenham

Cannabis plants found in a loft in Neville Gardens, Dagenham - Credit: Archant

A cannabis factory was raided by police in Dagenham today as part of a wider police operation in east London.

Officers burst into a property in Neville Gardens, Dagenham at 9am this morning and found a factory full of cannabis plants in a loft.

A 38-year-old man was arrested at the scene for production of cannabis.

Police said the plants were removed from the property to be destroyed.

The raid was part of Operation Bigwing, a police action that sees 5,000 officers take to the streets to clampdown on stolen goods and other criminal offences.