POLICE have launched an investigation after discovering a cannabis cultivation in Renfrew.

At 9.30pm on Friday, officers forced their way into a flat in Bell Street and found 32 plants, along with a lighting system and other equipment.

Officers are now working to establish the identity of the owner of the cultivation.

Inspector Jim Cast, who is based at Renfrew Police Office, said the fire risk to everyone else in the block was “huge” and has issued a plea to people to contact his officers if they have any suspicions about cannabis being grown.

He added: “The fire risk is huge because the people involved in this sort of operation often overcome the electrical meter and bypass it.

“If you notice an unusual smell or the sound of fans, you should get in touch.”

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