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Burnley Police Invite Cannabis Owner To Pick Up Their Stash At The Station

"We're waiting."

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Whoever was running Burnley Police's official Twitter account at the weekend decided to take a rather light-hearted approach to solving a crime.

Anyone lost a huge amount of cannabis in the Burnley area? Don't panic, we found it! Pop in to the station to collect it.. #we'rewaiting

Burnley Police@BurnleyPolice

Anyone lost a huge amount of cannabis in the Burnley area? Don't panic, we found it! Pop in to the station to collect it.. #we'rewaiting

07:44 AM - 4 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Police asked whoever thought they owned the "huge" amount of drugs found in the local area to come forward and collect it.

Unfortunately, the joke was slightly ruined when only half the hashtag worked.

Later the account also offered "free overnight accommodation" with a "nice selection of bars".

#specialoffer free overnight accommodation, in walking distance of local shops & each room has a nice selection of bars! #anytakers #free

Burnley Police@BurnleyPolice

#specialoffer free overnight accommodation, in walking distance of local shops & each room has a nice selection of bars! #anytakers #free

09:34 AM - 4 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And it appeared the residents of Burnley decided to take the force up on the offer, with police revealing the cells were filling up during the evening.

We've had a steady supply of people wanting to use our #freeaccommodation Cells filling up.. #calmdown #timetogohome

Burnley Police@BurnleyPolice

We've had a steady supply of people wanting to use our #freeaccommodation Cells filling up.. #calmdown #timetogohome

12:48 AM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Social media is a fantastic way for us to communicate with the community. It is a relatively new thing for us at Burnley.Whilst some of the messages are humorous, we do send out very important messages and appeals about incidents and people missing from home.The help of our followers means we can spread the word more quickly as we have found with some of our viral tweets so we will keep engaging the community.

Burnley police aren't the first to use Twitter to joke about drugs busts. In March, Greater Manchester police came up with this amusing note.

We've kicked in a door in Worsley, got 72 cannabis plants, nobody home. Left a note. GMP, keeping you in the loop.

GMP Salford West@GMPSalfordWest

We've kicked in a door in Worsley, got 72 cannabis plants, nobody home. Left a note.

GMP, keeping you in the loop.

04:00 PM - 15 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And back in December 2012, Solihull Police tweeted this:

Anyone lost a huge amount of cannabis in the Chelmsley Wood area? Don’t panic, we found it. Please come to the police station to collect it.

Solihull Police@SolihullPolice

Anyone lost a huge amount of cannabis in the Chelmsley Wood area? Don’t panic, we found it. Please come to the police station to collect it.

05:06 PM - 7 Dec 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

Keep the jokes coming guys, we're enjoying them immensely.

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