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Cannabis farms discovered at two derelict pubs

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Two derelict pubs converted into huge cannabis farms have been uncovered by police in just three days. A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation and abstracting electricity in connection with one of them, Greater Manchester Police revealed today.

Police first swooped on the Bull's Head on Knowl Street, Stalybridge, Tameside, on Wednesday after being alerted by a utility worker, said a force spokesman.

Inside, more than 200 plants were recovered and taken away. READ MORE: Join the FREE Manchester Evening News WhatsApp community Then today, Friday, another 200 plants were found inside the former Woodman Inn on Oldham Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, revealed GMP.

The man remained in custody for questioning on Friday afternoon in connection with that seizure, the force added. In relation to the Bull's Head on Knowl Street, no arrests have been made and an investigation is continuing.

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