Video: Cannabis farm found in former church

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A huge cannabis farm, containing up to 600 plants, has been discovered by police in a former church.

Officers raided the former Burnley Lane Baptist Church in Colne Road on Sunday evening following a tip-off of suspicious activity from a member of the public.

Police outside the former Burnley Lane Baptist Church, Colne Road

Police outside the former Burnley Lane Baptist Church, Colne Road

A heavy police presence was visible the following morning as officers searched the building and removed the cannabis plants, which police confirmed were between 500 and 600 in total.

No arrests have so far been made.