1,000 cannabis plants found in Leeds industrial unit

The cannabis farm in Pudsey

The cannabis farm in Pudsey

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Cannabis plants with a potential street value of hundreds of thousands of pounds were found in a lock-up in Leeds.

About 1,000 plants at an advanced stage of growth were discovered by police after a member of the public reported a pungent smell and suspicious activity around an industrial unit on Richardshaw Lane in Pudsey.

When officers arrived they found that the warehouse had been broken into.

A van which sped off was stopped and the two men inside were arrested.

A third man was later held on suspicion of cultivating cannabis.

Inspector Dan Wood, of the Leeds Outer West neighbourhood policing team, said: “Thanks to the vigilance of a member of the public, a significant quantity of cannabis has been seized before it could enter the illegal drugs market that fuels crime and anti-social behaviour.

“I would encourage anyone who has such concerns about suspicious activity to contact us so that we can make checks.”

Call police on 101.

The man was knocked down in Hollyshaw Lane, near the junction with Hollyshaw Street, in Halton. Picture: Google

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