29/09/2015

Cannabis Farm Uncovered In Salford

Three men have been arrested following the discovery of a cannabis farm in Salford on Monday.

Around 200 cannabis plants were found at a property on Grassfield Avenue in Higher Broughton.

Three men who were at the scene when police arrived escaped through a skylight window, but where captured a short time later.

The men, aged 21, 24 and 25, were arrested on suspicion of producing a controlled drug and abstracting electricity. They remain in police custody for questioning.

Inspector Matt Crofts of Salford division said: "Today's warrant follows intelligence from the communities in Salford who have told us they do not want cannabis, or any other drugs, on their streets.

"We are determined to rid our communities of all drugs but we cannot do this alone and we need the public’s support to continue to provide us with information about illegal activity in their neighbourhood.

"I would like to thank our communities in Salford for their support so far and assure people that we will continue to work to close in on people producing or selling drugs in Salford."

Anyone with information that they wish to pass to police is asked to contact officers on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously with information on 0800 555 111.

(MH/LM)

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