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North West cannabis crackdown

Police have promised to weed out cannabis farms after more than 5,000 were discovered in north-west England.

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Cannabis crackdown

A huge crackdown on people growing cannabis has been launched across the North West.

It's not just happening in and confined to industrial units. It's happening in our communities, it's in peoples bedrooms and lofts. The result of that is its actually bringing that gun crime element into the heart of our communities.

– Supt Mark Addison Merseyside Police

Police call for public help in spotting cannabis farms

Police in the North West have appealed to the public for help in spotting cannabis farms in their areas.

Detective Superintendent John Lyons from the Titan task force said:

The public of the North West are our eyes and ears and we appeal to anyone with any information about cannabis cultivation in their area to make contact during this month of action and beyond."

– Detective Superintendent John Lyons


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