An illegal immigrant caught living in a cannabis factory has been jailed for a year.

Toan Viet Nguyen (41) claimed he had only been working as a gardener at the house in Rowan Street, Newfoundpool, Leicester, for three days before police raided it.

He pleaded guilty to producing cannabis on July 12 this year.

Jonathan Eley, prosecuting, told Leicester Crown Court that when police forced open the door, they found the defendant lying on a mattress in a downstairs room.

Officers found 160 young cannabis plants and growing apparatus on the first floor.

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