Police have raided a cannabis factory in Great Yarmouth after a string of events led police to its discovery.

About 650 cannabis plants were found in the former David Howkins Museum of Memories on King Street.

There had been a police cordon up.

As a museum, the building was home to curios and circus artefacts collected by the late Valerie Howkins. The collection, which also included a revered stamp collection, weaved together Mrs Howkins' family and local history. 

A woman who works in the area and wished to remain anonymous, said: “There were police here since yesterday morning when I got in. And they’ve been on patrol for the last 24 hours or so.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Police in King Street by the old David Howkins MuseumPolice in King Street by the old David Howkins Museum (Image: James Weeds)

“I never saw anyone going in or out of the building.

“I’m surprised I didn’t see anything earlier.”

The cannabis factory was discovered following an incident on the A11.

Initially, £200,000 worth of the Class B drug was seized by officers after an incident on the A11 in Ketteringham yesterday, May 14.

Three men were arrested at the scene and taken to Wymondham Police Station for questioning.

Continuing the investigation, officers were led to the property in Great Yarmouth which led to a cordon being set up.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: The police cordon in King StreetThe police cordon in King Street (Image: James Weeds)

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In a search of the King Street property police found approximately 650 cannabis plants.

Subsequently, Renaldo Dyrmishi, 25, of Bridge Road, Birmingham, Blerim Muca, 30, of Alum Rock Road, Birmingham and Xhesi Hajdari, 23, of Bridge Road, Birmingham have all been charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis.

Hajdari was also charged with drug driving.

All three have been remanded in custody and are due to appear at Norwich Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, May 15).