200 plants seized at borough cannabis farm

Police said enquiries are ongoing after the plants were found at a property on Cook Street in Leigh

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 2:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 2:34 pm

Around 200 plants have been seized after a cannabis farm was discovered in Leigh.

Police were called just before 2.30pm on Friday (June 4) to reports of suspicious activity at a property on Cook Street.

An eyewitness reported seeing a police van with ten officers and two police cars at the scene.

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Cannabis plants discovered at a property in Cook Street, Leigh
Cannabis plants discovered at a property in Cook Street, Leigh

They said at the time: "Someone had opened a door of the building and found a large number of cannabis plants.

"I was working nearby and people were wondering why it was taking so long for the police to get there.

"But police attended and are still there emptying the place out."

Four days later, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has today (June 8) confirmed that plants were seized.

The cannabis farm

A spokesman said: "Approximately 200 plants seized and enquiries are on-going."

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