Cambridgeshire PCSO turns up the HEAT!

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Cambridgeshire PCSO turns up the HEAT!

Post by Headset 57 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:58 pm ... 532503.stm

A police community support officer's Cambridgeshire home was mistakenly targeted as a cannabis factory by a force helicopter's infra-red camera.

The home of Sawston PCSO Zally Huseyen, 46, was emitting so much heat police thought it could be cultivating industrial quantities of the drug.

But officers later found the heat coming from the Lower Cambourne home was because of insufficient insulation.

The firm which built the house said it complies with "all relevant standards".

The force helicopter had been on an unrelated mission when its camera homed in on Mrs Huseyen's Barrett home, which was built by David Wilson Homes five years ag

"After the air operations unit located a heat source at an address, two neighbourhood officers visited the property and found poor loft insulation to be the cause," a police spokeswoman said.

David Bell, managing director for David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: "All David Wilson homes are built to the highest specification and in accordance with all energy efficiency legislation and regulations.

"Each home undergoes a thorough independent inspection before being occupied.

"Since being contacted by Mrs Zally Huseyen regarding concerns over the energy efficiency of her home at Monksfield we have conducted additional investigations, including checking the insulation of the property, which found that the home complies with all the relevant standards."

Fluorescent bulbs are used in cannabis factories to grow the drug, which needs at least eight hours of daylight and temperatures of 15C.
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Re: Cambridgeshire PCSO turns up the HEAT!

Post by abdi1234 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:48 pm

We were considering a similar thing last winter by borrowing heat source camera equipment and sweeping each street on a quiet Monday night. But it goes back to needing RIPA authority, sometimes civil liberties go to far. :slead: We have already found dozens on our borough but it would be nice to identify them in one big swoop.

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Post by PCSO Mickyboy » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:38 pm

i am a PCSO for cambs and did not know about this but saying that she is from southern division i think or central has i am from the north

but when i am back from A/L i will do some digging :slwo: :slhi:
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Post by Big Brother » Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:32 am

We had a force wide order telling us not to tell people about the helicopter's use during drug operations. Thanks BBC! Now all the twats need is to insulate.
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Re: Cambridgeshire PCSO turns up the HEAT!

Post by Blue » Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:05 pm

The question is how did the BBC get to know in the first place?

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Post by plum » Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:42 pm

Not much of a secret really was it :slwoot:

1st of all how many cops with camera shows have been made, sky cops etc
Secondly if the powers that be want something kept under raps your average PLOD or Plastic PLOD would be the last person you would tell
The police force is one big rumour net work like a leaking sieve
Who told the BBC well I wonder!
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