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"We would encourage anyone who suspects drug activity in their community to contact us.”

She advised the best way for people to remain anonymous is to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

If I call the police, will my neighbours find out?

Nightmare neighbours smoking cannabis inside their own homes is a common problem for communities across Britain.

And while you may not be bothered by what other people get up to in their own homes, there’s no denying the smell can be off-putting.

How about if they're renting? What about telling my neighbour's landlord?

Chris Norris, of the National Landlords Association, said: "While we recommend taking references of prospective tenants from former employers or landlords before offering a tenancy, it can also be necessary to make checks on the property after they have moved in.

Neighbour growing weed

“I encourage people to observe what is happening in their community and tell police if they are aware of anything suspicious or drug related activity. Every piece of intelligence police receive is acted upon.”

Police have also warned about the dangers posed by growing the plant, which includes a serious risk of fire.

So far in 2021, 10,154 plants from 73 cannabis farms in the force area have been seized by police.

“We also recognise the huge amount of theft of energy from the national grid and with our partners at Western Power Distribution we are working hard to tackle this.

10 signs to spot a property being used to grow cannabis

After finding more cannabis plants in 2020 than in the previous six years, Avon and Somerset Police has listed clues which may suggest your neighbour is growing and cultivating the illegal plant.

Peter Lowe, security co-coordinator at Western Power Distribution, said: "These criminal activities place our staff, the police and the public at risk, because the illegal electricity connections that are made to supply the cannabis farms are made without any safety consideration".

"It can also cause damage to our own electricity network, which could result in power cuts for neighbouring homes and businesses."

“Cannabis cultivation not only feeds a multi-million pound black market in increasingly potent and dangerous cannabis, which can have lasting physical and mental health effects on users – it is also a key driver in modern slavery.

DI Angela Burtonwood said: “We take the supply of cannabis extremely seriously and anyone found to be involved in the supply of cannabis will be dealt with robustly.