Estate agent posts cannabis farm picture on property website

Published Thursday, Nov 7 2013, 20:30 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Potential house hunters got more than they bargained for when a bungling estate agent posted a picture of a cannabis farm on property searching website.

The estate agency made the blunder when taking promotional pictures of a two-bed Victorian house in Easton, Bristol. One of the images in the £130,000 property showed a room packed with drug making equipment – including cable, pipes, fans and soil. Oops!

Police had raided the house in July following a tip off, resulting in the house going on the market. But no one had cleared the cannabis farm remnants when the estate agents took the snaps.

Cannabis plants
Sep 2012

© Rex Features / Karl Schoendorfer

A police spokesman told the Bristol Evening post: "When officers attend the site of a cannabis factory they take away the plants and any equipment that is needed for evidence."

"If anything remains in the property that could be used for further illegal drugs cultivation it is damaged beyond repair."

The estate agency realised its mistake when eagle-eyed house hunters brought it up on social media.

Following the response from amused buyers, the image was swiftly removed from the website, although the estate agency has yet to comment.

Charlotte Sandell

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