A cannabis farm has been discovered within a disused hotel premise in Blackpool Town Centre.
Officers from Blackpool Neighbourhood Policing Team were conducting a visit at a nearby premise on an unrelated matter, joined by Anti-Social Behaviour Officers from Blackpool Council, and located the cannabis farm.
A total of 1,612 cannabis plants were discovered, spread across 36 rooms of the hotel, and were recovered at the scene.
Evidence was also found that the electricity meter had been by-passed in three locations, including the pavement outside, causing significant disruption throughout the premise. Electricity Northwest attended the address to ensure the area was safe.
The grow was dismantled, and an investigation is ongoing.
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