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Police shut down large cannabis factory in Gloucester

Police have discovered a large cannabis factory in the centre of Gloucester.

More than 2,300 plants were being grown across 16 rooms in the disused building in Eastgate Street. It is estimated that the cannabis could have a street value of up to £2 million.

Officers forced entry to the building on Monday (August 21) after receiving reports from members of the public and discovered the drugs being grown across two floors.

The meter had been bypassed with extensive electrical work and police are now in the process of removing the plants.

A 42-year-old man, of no fixed abode, has been arrested on suspicion of the manufacture and production of a Class B drug. He currently remains in custody.

Police are asking anyone who suspects drug dealing or suspicious activity taking place in their neighbourhood to report it to either Crimestoppers anonymously or police.

You can report this by using the online form.

Alternatively, you can give information anonymously to the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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