Cannabis factory discovered on Finchley Road

The plants were discovered in the basement of the building.

The plants were discovered in the basement of the building. - Credit: Archant

A cannabis factory has been discovered on Finchley Road after bailiffs forced entry into a disused restaurant.

The building was previously a restaurant names Faaji, pictured here in 2015.

The building was previously a restaurant names Faaji, pictured here in 2015. - Credit: Archant

The premises, on 299 Finchley Road, was previously a Nigerian restaurant called Faaji which closed down in December.

Bailiffs were called this morning to reclaim the premises after the landlord failed to receive rental payments.

Bailiff, Jim Dorman, said: “We came to the front door this morning and could not get in so we went round the back.

“When we went in I noticed the smell and then saw the plants. There must be over 100.”

The police have been informed and are investigating the incident.