Large cannabis farm discovered in Rochdale mill
Date published: 29 April 2021
Five men have been arrested after a large-scale cannabis farm was discovered in a vacant mill in Rochdale.
Police discovered around 5,000 suspected cannabis plants on Mitchell Hey Mill, College Road, after an Electricity North West engineer found a false wall inside a sub-station.
The plants were found in around 20 rooms inside the building when officers attended at about 12.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 27 April 2021).
Five men remain in custody for questioning on suspicion of cultivating cannabis.
Detective Inspector Matthew Hamer, from GMP's Rochdale CID, said: "This is a significant find and takes a substantial quantity of drugs off the street.
"We appeal anyone who has information or saw anything suspicious to call police on 0161 856 8576, quoting 1258 of 27/04/21."
Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the Greater Manchester Police website, www.gmp.police.uk.
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