POLICE are searching for the people behind a cannabis farm at a Bolton home.

Officers from the Bolton North neighbourhood policing team discovered the drugs when they raided a house in Bradshaw.

Greater Manchester Police entered the home on Bradshaw Brow on Friday, July 17, finding the cannabis plants, and a dangerous method of stealing electricity.

A spokesman for the force said: "On entering the property, police found a cannabis farm and the electricity meter bypassed.

"The cannabis farm was dismantled and all the cannabis seized for destruction.

"Enquiries are ongoing to identity those responsible."

Bypassing an electricity meter is a very dangerous practice, which involves moving, connecting, and disconnecting live electrical wires.

Electricity thieves put themselves at risk of electrical shock, electrical fires, or explosions.

Regular tampering with the meter weakens connections, increasing the risk of sparks which can cause deadly fires.

If you suspect someone in your area is stealing electricity, contact Stayenergysafe, an independent and anonymous service run on behalf of the energy industry by Crimestoppers Trust.

Information about crime in your area can be handed over directly to the police, by contacting 101, or via the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.