Lancashire

Men charged in Blackpool cannabis inquiry

Five men have been charged by police investigating an alleged cannabis factory in Blackpool.

The men, who are all from London, were arrested in a van on the M6 near Leyland on Monday.

Officers said they seized 252 cannabis plants worth an estimated £76,000 in the van.

The disused Sherwood Hotel, on Blackpool promenade, was also raided. The arrested men are due before Blackpool magistrates on Wednesday.

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