Large cannabis farm discovered by police and man arrested in Manchester

Greater Manchester Police said hundreds of plants were discovered in the building in North Parade and an arrest has been made.

Police have discovered a large cannabis farm inside a Manchester building.

Officers were called to reports of the illegal drug being cultivated at an address on North Parade in the city shortly after 7.30am on Thursday (6 January),

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On arrival, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) discovered around 300 cannabis plants being grown inside the building.

Drugs and equipment have been seized from the location.

Police discovered a cannabis farm at an address on North Parade. Photo: Phil Taylor

A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and he remained in custody for questioning on Thursday afternoon.

An eyewitness told ManchesterWorld that utility companies had also been called to the scene on Thursday morning.

Images showed a Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) van parked up at the scene.

It is the second time in just over a week that GMP have told media about uncovering a large cannabis farm in the city.

Around 100 plants and a machete were seized by officers from an address on Rockhampton Street in Gorton on 29 December. Witnesses described seeing a number of men dressed in black clothing running from the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4282, quoting incident number 3252 of the date 29/12/2021.