Fears that a body could be in water led police to what is believed to be a drug discovery.

Atherstone and Coleshill Police received a 999 call at 11am this morning (Friday) reporting ‘six foot material’ floating in the water in Over Whitacre, a hamlet in North Warwickshire, and they were concerned it could have been a body.

However upon arrival it was found to be a suspected cannabis farm, or at least the remnants of one.

Police in Over Whitacre
Police in Over Whitacre

The police force Tweeted earlier today (Friday): “Report of 6ft material floating in the water, Over Whitacre.

“Caller worried it could be a body. Turns out to be #flytipping . Remnants of a #cannabis farm. Reported to @North_Warks_BC for clearing.”

A caller was worried it may have been a body
A caller was worried it may have been a body

And PC Chris Bell, of Atherstone and Coleshill Cops, added: “We were called to a report of a suspicious roll of material in a fishing pool in Over Whitacre.

“The caller was worried it could be a body.

Signs by the water
Signs by the water

“Officers attended and found flytipped waste dumped in the pool which looked to be from a cannabis grow.

“It has been reported to North Warks Council Environmental Health.”