Police launch investigation after cannabis farm found

The cannabis farm discovered in Atherton
The cannabis farm discovered in Atherton

Police have launched an investigation after a cannabis farm was found in the borough.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) carried out a drugs warrant at an address on Bolton Old Road in Atherton on Friday November 1.

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They discovered a number of cannabis plants being grown and seized them.

The equipment being used was also dismantled.

No-one was in the property at the time of the police raid so officers have now launched a hunt for those responsible.

Anyone with information about the cannabis farm can contact police on 101 or ring independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.