Something just didn’t sit right with PC Gavin Laycock and PC Scott Ruddick when they encountered two men on their patrols around Gurney Valley today.
When they stopped the 31 year olds, the suspects scarpered in different directions with one running into a house in Gurney Terrace.
Little did the suspect know he had just led the officers to the site of a cannabis grow.
Both men were caught and are now having to explain themselves at Darlington Police Station while the drugs grow is dismantled.
Neighbourhood Inspector for Bishop Auckland, Peter Lonsdale, said: “This is a classic case of good old-fashioned police work when something doesn’t quite sit right and you have to trust your gut instinct to dig a little deeper.
“PC Laycock and PC Ruddick demonstrated this in true style today and thanks to their quick thinking, these drugs will never hit the streets and bring misery to residents.”
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