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  • 14 June 2013, 10:51

Flatulent cop helps bust cannabis farm

A cannabis farm /Rex

Police officers in Leicester sniffed out a cannabis farm - after opening their patrol car windows because one officer kept breaking wind.

The team noticed a strong smell of cannabis as they sucked in the welcome fresh air, and tracked it to a nearby house, reports the Police Federation's magazine.

"They asked their colleague in the back what he had been eating, and after fits of giggles and denials, they realised the cannabis smell was in the air in the street outside," it said.

"All three officers' suspicions were raised and they left the car to get some fresh air and find the cause of the cannabis smell.

"Imagine the surprise on the faces of the occupants of the house further along the road when the officers, following their noses, found a cannabis factory with a crop worth 12,000."

The flatulent officer in question had reportedly been on a high-protein diet after taking up body building.

"It was a good collar and it was all down to this officer and his flatulence," a police source said.