Police raided an industrial unit near Bradford on Avon and confiscated around 250 cannabis plants worth hundreds of thousands of pounds today. 

Eight officers from the Dedicated Crime Team, working in conjunction with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team, raided Leigh House Farm Liveries off Leigh Road West shortly after 1pm.

Officers found two large shipping containers housing approximately 250 plants in various stages of growth, with some being prepared for harvesting.

The plants could produce a yield worth an estimated street value of up to £300,000.

A spokesman from the team said: “We executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act and found two large shipping containers full of suspected cannabis plants.

“The plants are in various stages of growth, from babies to mature plants. Some are being dried out. We estimate 250 plants, which are capable of a yield per year of £250,000 to £300,000."

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing, but police have said the owner of the premises is not a suspect and are keen to speak to the people who rent the units.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Dedicated Crime Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.