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.
Merseyside Police made 11 arrests and seized nearly 1,200 cannabis plants on the first day of a month long crackdown on cannabis growing.
Police have promised to weed out cannabis farms after more than 5,000 were discovered in north-west England.