CHARITIES and community groups are looking forward to a growth spurt – after getting bags of help from a cannabis factory.
Seventeen organisations, including children’s centres, hospices and homeless charities, were given sacks of fertiliser by police who raided a cannabis farm near Leeds city centre.
As reported in August, officers invited good causes to come forward after seizing 140 bags, worth about £1,700 in total, from premises on Dolly Lane.
Several groups turned up at Millgarth Police Station yesterday to collect the grow-bags.
Sgt Andy Berriman said: “We would ususally just dump anything we get from a cannabis factory, but there was so much we couldn’t bring ourselves to throw it away.
“Now it has gone to all these good causes, they can use their cash for other things.”