Cannabis factory found in Lancashire

Cannabis factory found Credit: GMP

A cannabis factory with an an estimated street value of £160k has been discovered at a house in Whitworth.

Officers found 400 plants at the detached house on Oakenshaw Avenue on Tuesday. Lighting and fans were also seized from the house. The plants have now been sent off for forensic analysis.

Cannabis farm in Whitworth Credit: GMP

Detective Sergeant Tony Atkins said: “This was clearly sophisticated and lucrative cannabis set up. It’s fairly unusual to find such a large cannabis factory in a property of this type and size. I’m confident this will have a significant impact on the supply of cannabis in East Lancashire."

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.