Two arrested after police swoop on cannabis factory inside old Doncaster bingo hall

Two men have been arrested after a cannabis factory was discovered inside an old bingo hall by police in Doncaster.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 12:00 pm

Officers raided the former Majestic Bingo – also known as Gala Bingo – in Swinton Road, Mexborough this morning.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “At 8.30am this morning, officers executed a drugs raid on a disused premises in Swinton Road.

“A cannabis cultivation was discovered inside and two men have been arrested.

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Police raided the former bingo hall in Mexborough.

"Police will remain on scene throughout the day to undertake a full search of the premises.”

If anyone has any information relating to the find, this can be shared online or by calling 101. The incident number is 193 of 18 May.

It is the latest in a string of cannabis factories being discovered by police in Doncaster with thousands of plants recovered and a significant number of arrests made at properties across the town in recent weeks.