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Man arrested after drugs factory found in Bedford

A 58-year-old man has been arrested after a cannabis factory was found in a block of flats in Bedford.

Between 200 and 300 plants were discovered in a raid at Riverside Tower in St John's Street on Wednesday morning, said Bedfordshire Police.

A full hydroponics lighting system, used to help the cultivation of cannabis, had been fitted to the electricity supply of the property.

The man is being held on suspicion of cultivating a class B drug.

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