Cannabis farms found opposite port’s market

A police van attends the scene as officers investigate two cannabis factories in neighbouring premises close to Fleetwood Market on Adelaide Street.
A police van attends the scene as officers investigate two cannabis factories in neighbouring premises close to Fleetwood Market on Adelaide Street.
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Police in Fleetwood have uncovered two neighbouring cannabis factories close to the town’s famous market.

Now they are trying to find the owners of the two dwellings on Adelaide Street where the drug plants were found.

Officers began their search of the premises in the early hours of Friday morning after a tip off from the public.

The team had the search warrant ready at 5.30pm on Thursday but had to liaise with utilities bosses to ensure both sites were safe to enter.

Once inside they found equipment used in the cultivation of cannabis, in addition to a large quantity of the plants.

Insp Jo Jackson, of Fleetwood Police, said: “I can confirm that two drugs warrants have been executed at premises on Adelaide Street.

“ This is thanks to community intelligence that has been gathered.

“At this time there have been no arrests, but enquiries are ongoing to trace the owner of the properties.”

Officers, some wearing white forensic suits, were still at the scene after lunchtime on Friday.

A large police van was outside the market while members of the police team came and went from the two properties, understood to be basement flats under shops on the other side of the street from the market.