£250,000 cannabis farm found in Nelson

Police have discovered a cannabis farm with an estimated value of £250,000 at a house in Nelson.

Wednesday, 10th September 2014, 3:45 pm
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In a raid at an empty house in Halifax Road today, more than 600 plants were discovered growing in almost every room.

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The raid followed information passed to the police by Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson, who had received concerns from a constituent at a surgery he held at Morrisons, Nelson, at the end of last month.

Officers obtained a warrant to enter the property on Monday and followed up by breaking into it this morning.

After the raid, Mr Stephenson said: “I am delighted and impressed with the successful action taken by police following this tip off by a member of the public.”