Brazen criminals set up 800 plant cannabis farm in middle of Doncaster town centre

A cannabis farm containing 800 plants has been discovered in the middle of Doncaster town centre.

Thursday, 14th March 2019, 08:50 am
Updated Thursday, 14th March 2019, 08:53 am
A cannabis farm was found in the middle of Doncaster town centre yesterday

South Yorkshire Police said the drug den was discovered in a property on High Street yesterday.

A cannabis farm was found in the middle of Doncaster town centre yesterday

When officers searched the building, close to Barclay’s, they found plants growing over four floors.

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Two PCSOs patrolling the town centre arranged for the building to be searched after concerns were raised by members of the public who reported a smell of cannabis in the air.

South Yorkshire Police said: “Whilst on patrol yesterday PCSOs followed up some information passed on by the public, reporting a smell of cannabis coming from a property on High Street, Doncaster. “On our arrival the property was found to be insecure and a considerable cannabis setup was discovered inside. “There were approximately 800 plants spread over four floors. “This is a vast amount of cannabis which will not make it to the streets, thanks to information passed by the public.”