A “substantial” cannabis factory has been discovered inside a former Gala Bingo hall in a Northamptonshire town centre.
Following a joint effort between police, local authorities and members of the public, officers discovered the “full house” in Kettering, which they believe is worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Northamptonshire Police’s Sergeant Sean Marshall warned against others attempting to set up such “criminally audacious” cannabis farms and urged the public to remain vigilant.
“The whole of the Gala Bingo hall and main building is just full of thousands of plants,” he said. “Early indications are that there are at least a couple of thousand and that would translate into a yield of about three quarters of a million pounds.
“Each plant is good for about three or four yields as well, so that’s a lot of profit and a lot of money.