Police raid cannabis farm near the home of Kate Middleton's parents

Police discover massive cannabis factory in pretty Berkshire village where Kate Middleton’s parents Michael and Carole live

  • Police raided a farm in Bucklebury in Berkshire, near the Middleton’s mansion
  • Six lorries arrived to remove the growing equipment that was found in the barn 
  • The illegal farm was discovered after the electric board investigated a shortage 

A power cut led to police finding a a huge cannabis factory near the sprawling Berkshire estate belonging Kate Middleton’s parents.

Police officers were joined by a ‘fleet of lorries’ on Thursday after the illegal farm was discovered in a barn in Bucklebury.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s parents Michael and Carole Middleton live in nearby Bucklebury Manor, a mansion with an 18-acre estate.

Police swooped on the quiet village of Bucklebury in Berkshire last Thursday after the electricity board found a cannabis farm

Stable View in Briff Lane, Bucklebury, where police swarmed a cannabis farm last week 

Police following a power outage on Wednesday, which led to an investigation by the electricity board. When workers discovered the farm on Thursday morning, the police were called.

Onlookers say six lorries joined police at the farm and began loading up with the contents inside the large green barn

A witness said: ‘The police arrived after the electric board had been at the property all morning trying to work out why the electrics had blown.

‘The electric board left and the police arrived shortly after, around mid afternoon.

Carole and Michael Middleton live on the sprawling Bucklebury Manor, a mansion with an 18-acre estate in Berkshire 

‘The barns were swarming with police cars and officers monitored the property all night.

Last week’s bust was near the home of Kate Middleton’s parents 

‘By Friday morning, more police had arrived with a fleet of lorries who had come to take away the evidence.

‘There were massive vans and lorries clearing it, I think there were about six lorries in total for the clearance.’

A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said: ‘On Thursday officers attended a farm building in Bucklebury to reports of a potential cannabis factory.

‘Officers found some equipment to suggest that cannabis had been cultivated in the farm building.

‘Officers are making ongoing enquiries and anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference 818 28/5/20.

‘No arrests have been made in connection with the discovery.’

Investigating officer Detective Constable Teresa Miller of Area CID based at Newbury police station, said: ‘We are carrying out an investigation following the discovery of a cannabis factory.

‘We are asking anyone with information to please come forward to assist us with our ongoing enquiries.’

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