A CANNABIS farm along with several weapons have been found in Accrington.

Police executed a misuse of drugs warrant at an empty business site in Burnley Road on Friday.

When officers entered the building they found a small cannabis farm inside a tent, which contained the plants.

A police spokesman said: “Officers also located a locked door which lead to a sophisticated cellar set up.

“This had been purpose built for growing cannabis.

“This area contained a large amount of expensive cannabis growing equipment, also numerous weapons.”

Among the weapons was a long barrelled rifle, which featured a telescopic sight.

A flick knife and other bladed weapons were also found in the building.

A police spokesman said: “All items have now been seized or dismantled.

“Officers actions, along with community intelligence has clearly disrupted this criminal activity.

“Thank you for all you’re support.”

Anyone with information on crime are always asked to call the police on 101.

Or details can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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