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.