A “large cannabis farm” was found by police after a town centre raid.

The farm was found after police officers raided an office in the centre of Radcliffe on Tuesday September 26.

Officers say that they found hundreds of plants after forcing their way inside.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “Yesterday, officers from the neighbourhood team assisted by GMP's tactical aid unit and Operation Revoke conducted a warrant in Radcliffe town centre.

“This was an intelligence led operation built in part from engagement with the community, as a result of this warrant hundreds of cannabis plants were seized with the discovery of a large cannabis farm inside the property.”

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No arrests have been reported as yet but police say that they aim to investigate who was involved in growing the plants.

A GMP spokesperson said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the individuals involved in the cultivation of this cannabis operation, the sale and production of cannabis enables further more serious criminality and is usually conducted by organised criminal groups.”

Anyone with any further concerns about drugs or other kinds of crime in their communities can call police on 101 or 999 in the event of an emergency.

Alternatively, witnesses can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.