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Wakefield 'major cannabis farm' found by police

Inside the disused building Image copyright West Yorkshire Police
Image caption About 2,000 plants were found behind the former Blockbuster premises

A "major cannabis farm" has been found in disused buildings in Wakefield city centre, said West Yorkshire Police.

About 2,000 plants were found behind the former Blockbuster premises in Kirkgate after a phone call to police about suspicious activity in the area.

Inside the buildings were several crops of cannabis at various stages of growth, said police.

Insp Ian Williams said: "It is going to take us the best part of two days to remove what's in there."

Officers are appealing for information about vans being loaded or unloaded around the premises.

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