LONDON (Reuters) – The primary hashish farm has been present in London’s historic monetary district, the place workplace buildings have been emptied due to lockdowns to comprise the unfold of COVID-19, British police stated on Wednesday.
The Metropolis of London Police stated 826 hashish vegetation have been present in a constructing close to the Financial institution of England. The police stated there have been experiences of a “robust scent of hashish”, which led to the raid.
“That is the primary hashish manufacturing facility within the Metropolis, little doubt being arrange in response to fewer folks being out and about through the pandemic who may need seen any uncommon exercise,” the police stated in an announcement.
The Metropolis of London, which is residence to the world’s largest business insurance coverage market, banks and fund managers, has been largely abandoned since March after most staff have been requested to work at home.
Throughout a web based occasion on Wednesday, Financial institution of England Governor Andrew Bailey stated persons are more likely to make jokes about what the central financial institution’s employees have been doing.
“We are actually going to be the topic of limitless jokes about ‘now we all know what the Financial institution of England has been on,’” he stated. “I’m positive there shall be many different jokes. It is rather quiet across the Financial institution of England, I ought to say.”
Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; Enhancing by Paul Simao