POLICE have uncovered a huge suspected cannabis farm and seized drugs worth an estimated £5m in Manchester city centre.

Officers were called to a warehouse on Heyrod Street at around 5.30am on Monday to reports several bags of suspected drugs being found.

On entering the building, which is also bordered by Adair Street and Betley Street, officers discovered around 4,000 plants over four floors.

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Cannabis plants found at the site

Cannabis plants found at the site

Detective Inspector Geoffrey Machent, from Greater Manchester Police's Central District CID, said: "This is a substantial discovery which has been discovered by officers thanks to a member of the public .

"As a result of this find, we're removed a significant amount of suspected cannabis that may have ended up on the streets of Greater Manchester and is another step forward in helping to disrupt the production and distribution of drugs within our community.

"No arrests have been made but I would urge anyone with information about the find to come forward.

"The information we receive from members of the public is invaluable. Anyone with information about this find can call 101 quoting log number 394 of 12/04/2021, online at www.gmp.police.uk or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"Anyone concerned or has any information about drugs in their area can call 101 or report it online."