A man arrested for his suspected role in a cannabis factory was stopped by police just days later for dumping drug-growing equipment – because he was in the doghouse after an argument with his mother.
The man was one of four arrested and bailed after a cannabis farm was discovered in Bradford Road, Frizinghall, on February 8.
After inspecting the rubbish, officers noticed it contained equipment associated with a cannabis factory.
Putting two and two together, PC Cath Elder (pictured) visited the Bradford Road house where they found the factory just days earlier and saw a man about to leave the property with a car full of rubbish.
Officers stopped the 43-year-old, who admitted the offence and was subsequently reported to Bradford Council. PC Elder said: “It later emerged that the man had been told by his mother, who owns the property, to clear it out as punishment, so he was in her bad books too.”