Police find remains of 'huge' cannabis farm - in former police station

The cannabis plants had been removed overnight. Credit: GMP

Police officers in Greater Manchester have uncovered the remains of a large cannabis farm - in one of their old police stations.

The station, which used to be the base for the Failsworth and Hollinwood Neighbourhood Policing Team, closed around 6 years ago.

Officers entered the building after noticing that the premises were no longer secure.

The dismantled cannabis farm was discovered at the old Failsworth Police Station. Credit: GMP

Inside, they found the remnants of a "huge" cannabis production.

More than 1000 plants were being grown over the first floor and loft space.

Credit: GMP

It is believed the grow was "taxed" the early hours of 3 July - with all the cannabis plants being removed.

Root balls, soil and empty pots along with light sources were the only items left.

The electricity meter had also been by passed.

Some of the growing items seized were donated to a local growing hub. Credit: GMP

Police say it appears that whoever was growing the cannabis was also living on site.