A CANNABIS farm has been uncovered by police at an empty business premises.

Officers discovered the cannabis farm on Elliott Street, Tyldesley on Thursday morning (November 7).

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Police say the cannabis farm, which contained 375 plants, was at the site of a business premises which had been left empty for several months.

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It is believed the offenders had broken in and changed the locks to prevent the owner from gaining access.

Greater Manchester Police said: "When the building owner informed us of this we attended and found an extensive farm totalling 375 plants.

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The cannabis farm

"The nursery was in the basement and the larger plants spread across the two floors of the building.

"These sorts of farms are run by organised criminal gangs, so a significant seizure such as this has the result of taking a large source of money out of the pockets of criminals - a positive result for our community."

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