Police discover £1.5 million cannabis factory in former Doncaster pub

A £1.5 million cannabis factory has been discovered in a disused Doncaster pub.

Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 9:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 9:35 am

Officers raided the former Harlequin pub on King Edward Road, Thorne, yesterday and found around 1,500 cannabis plants being cultivated.

They said £1.5 million worth of drugs have been ‘prevented from hitting the streets’.

Officers from the Doncaster East neighbourhood policing team were involved in the raid along with frontline response officers.

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A huge cannabis factory was found in a disused pub in Thorne, Doncaster
A huge cannabis factory was found in a disused pub in Thorne, Doncaster

The Doncaster team said the drug den was ‘clearly the work of an organised crime group’.

In a statement, the team said Doncaster’s District Commander, Chief Superintendent Shaun Morley, ‘is pleased we have disrupted their activities’.

No arrests have yet been made.

Tackling organised criminality in Doncaster is a key police priority.

A cannabis factory in a disused pub in Thorne, Doncaster, has been dismantled by South Yorkshire Police

Anyone with information about the cannabis factory should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 200 of December 9.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

A £1.5 million cannabis factory was found in a disused pub in Thorne, Doncaster, yesterday