Cannabis farm with 'around 600 plants' unearthed by police near Preston city centre
A large cannabis farm containing around 600 mature plants was discovered by police following a drugs raid in Preston.
Officers executed a warrant at a premises near Church Street after members of the public reported "a strange smell" emanating from the area.
Images released by police today (December 17) show a sophisticated cannabis farm was uncovered, with officers reporting the set-up contained around 600 fully mature plants.
No arrests have been reported but police have confirmed an investigation is underway.
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "If you have been doing your Christmas shopping in Preston City Centre recently you may have noticed a strange smell around Church Street.
"Following concerns raised by shoppers and shopkeepers, Preston Neighbourhood Task Force have located a substantial cannabis cultivation consisting of around six hundred mature adult plants. An investigation into this cultivation is now underway.
"Thank you to everyone who has wished us a happy Christmas over the past couple of days whilst we've been in the area, and to those who have raised concerns regarding cannabis odours on the high street."
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