Cheeky police ask cannabis farmers come forward

This image was tweeted by @EdinburghPolice' although it is understood to be an old picture and not one from Monday's raid. Pic: submitted
This image was tweeted by @EdinburghPolice' although it is understood to be an old picture and not one from Monday's raid. Pic: submitted
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Police have appealed for the owners of a large cannabis farm to come forward - in a cheeky social media sting.

The official Edinburgh Police twitter account put out a post this morning advising anyone who had lost their cannabis farm to contact officers, as it had been found.

The post from @EdinburghPolice said: “Any1 lost a 33k cannabis cultivation in Edinburgh? Don’t panic, we found it. Please come collect.”

It was accompanied by a picture of an officer in a crime-scene outfit packing bags with cannabis plants, and was quickly retweeted dozens of times.

It is understood the account is run by a police officer, and police said the drugs were found as part of a raid carried out in the Capital on Monday.

A similar tactic has been used by other forces around the UK.