I love a good senior police officer embarrassment story.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Rod Jarman had cause for a Doh! moment recently when he rented out his four-bedroom house via a letting agent to a man with a Chinese or Vietnamese name.
He was later alerted to strange noises by neighbours & when he attended he found the house had been turned into a cannabis factory. Police officers will be familiar with the current trend for Vietnamese crime gangs to rent out properties, gut them & turn them into intensive cannabis factories which involves lots of light, heat & watering systems & every room filled with cannabis plants.
The gang in Mr Jarman’s case had run up an electricity bill Ã‚Â of Ã‚Â£20,000 & caused almost Ã‚Â£50,000 worth of damage to the property.
I’ll be he’s glad he left the fine details to an online letting agency.