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'Substantial' cannabis farm found in town centre house

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A large cannabis farm worth hundreds of thousands of pounds has been discovered in Rochdale town centre property. Officers discovered the cannabis grow including around 350 plants, spread over three floors, on a property on Yorkshire Street.

The farm was discovered yesterday (March 2) by Rochdale's Neighbourhood policing teams after tip offs from members of the public.

Police say no arrests have been made yet with enquiries ongoing. The property is in the process of being made safe. Electricity had been bypassed at the address, police say. READ MORE: A senior detective will review the original Greater Manchester Police investigation into death of TV journalist Teresa McMahon Chief Inspector Trevor Harrison said: “This is a significant find and fantastic work by all of the teams who worked together to locate and dismantle the farm.

Cannabis farms are very dangerous places and pose a serious risk of fire, this particular grow could have caused significant damage to neighbouring properties. "We would not have been able to achieve this without the help of the people of Rochdale, and we want to let them know that we will always listen to them and act whenever appropriate." “If you have any information regarding criminality in the Rochdale area, then please dial 101 or contact the independent charity – Crimestoppers – on 0800 555 111.” For more of today's top stories click here. READ NEXT: Manchester students claim mice are 'running over their feet' and 'living in sofas' at university halls The special place where Peter Kay met Paddy McGuinness is set to close after 50 years The army veteran who became a 'lieutenant' for a drugs gang is caught in £3million cocaine and heroin bust...

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