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Pot luck: ‘Huge’ cannabis farm found in old police station

A CANNABIS farm housing at least 1,000 plants has been found in a former police station.

Greater Manchester Police made the discovery at the old Failsworth cop shop in Oldham which closed six years ago.

Officers said they believed the plants had been removed from the ‘huge’ cannabis farm early yesterday morning, just hours before it was raided.

Behind closed doors: The inspector’s office turned up root balls and empty pots PICTURES: PA

Root balls, soil, empty pots and lighting equipment were all that remained in the building, once home to the Failsworth and Hollinwood neighbourhood policing team.

The force said in a Facebook post: ‘The building was vacated by the police six years ago as part of the cuts to the police budget and not used by us since.

‘It was sold at auction a short time later. The building has been privately owned ever since.

‘It was a bit surreal, though, seeing the old Inspector’s office full of root balls and empty pots.’

Police said other items at the scene suggested those growing the class-B drug had been sleeping there, and the property’s electricity meter had been bypassed.