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Huge cannabis farm hidden in former Warrington nightclub

Over 1,600 plants were seized in the former nightclub Credit: Cheshire Constabulary

A large scale Cannabis factory was discovered by Police during a raid on a former nightclub in Warrington town centre.

A search was conducted at a former nightclub, Club Wired, on Mersey Street on Friday February 13.

Over 1,600 plants were seized in the raid with a estimated street value of over £1.5 million. Annually such a large crop of cannabis could generate over £6 million for the people running it.

Two men, age 48 and 34, and two young persons, have been arrested in relation to the incident, and they are currently being dealt with in police custody.

Such a large amount of cannabis plants could generate up to £6 million pounds in revenue Credit: Cheshire Constabulary

We know what negative impact illegal drug use and supply can have on the community and it is an issue we take extremely seriously. Members of the public can rest assured that our efforts in this area will continue.

– Inspector Richie Watts from Warrington Town NPU