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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