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Behind the scenes look at specialist cannabis team

Merseyside is home to one of the UK's only specialist units trained specifically to dismantle cannabis farms.

Granada Reports has been given exclusive access to the team, which last year seized cannabis with a street value of £25million and bust one farm a day on average.

Matthew Brown is part of Merseyside Police's Cannabis Dismantling team.

Watch Granada Reports at 6pm to see more on this story.


Man given warning after blowing cannabis smoke in officers' faces

Greater Manchester Police say a man has been warned after blowing cannabis smoke in the faces of officers.

The man who the police described as 'not the brightest' was found with a joint on Portland Street around 7pm last night.


Huge cannabis haul found at Cheshire mansion

The cannabis plants are worth around £750,000. Credit: Cheshire Police

A massive cannabis farm has been found at the former Cheshire county mansion, Daresbury Hall.

Six hundred plants, with an estimated street value for almost £750,000, were discovered in an annex at the estate in Runcorn after Cheshire Police were alerted through 'local intelligence'.

The force said inquiries are continuing as asked anyone with information to contact them on 101.

"This was a significant find and fortunately we have been able to put a stop to it."

– Chief Inspector Paul Beauchamp, Greater Manchester Police
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