Huge cannabis farm worth over '£160k' discovered inside pub in Hyndburn

Over 320 cannabis plants were found inside a disused pub in Hyndburn following a drugs raid.

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 3:34 pm

The disused Wellington Hotel in Clayton-le-Moors was raided by police on Saturday (September 19) following intelligence the building was being used to cultivate a cannabis farm.

324 mature cannabis plants - estimated to have a street value of over £162,000 - were found growing within multiple rooms of the property when officers gained entry to the premises.

The electricity meter, which had been bypassed by the perpetrators, was made safe by engineers from Electricity North West before police dismantled the set-up, including equipment used to grow the Class B drug.

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Over 320 cannabis plants were found inside the disused Wellington Hotel. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "Officers from all sections of the Hyndburn Neighbourhood Team dismantled the set-up seizing plants with a street value of over £162,000 along with all the propagation equipment.

"The Local Hyndburn policing team would like to thank the community for their on-going support, stay safe."

Officers have not yet confirmed whether anyone has been arrested as a result of the raid.

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