POLICE seized more than £100,000 worth of cannabis plants from a former commercial property.

Officers from Kirklees police discovered a cannabis farm at a building on Bradford Road, on the outskirts of Dewsbury town centre, on Sunday evening.

It was part of a police operation.

The force attended the location following a report of suspicious activity there.

They found a three floor cannabis factory when they arrived.

It is believed the plants seized, which were in various stages of growth, could be worth a sum in excess of six figures.

Electrical equipment, used to help grow the cannabis, was also recovered by officers.

The building was made safe by staff from the electricity board.

The seizure follows the discovery of a cannabis factory on Daisy Hill in Dewsbury, back in April.

Officers executed an early morning drugs warrant at the property on Thursday, April 16, and discovered in excess of 1,300 plants in various stages of growth spread across two floors of the building.

Sergeant Richard Cotton of the Dewsbury NPT, said: “Officers located a substantial cannabis factory on Bradford Road in Dewsbury on Sunday and we are continuing our enquiries this week.

“While a full calculation of the value of the cannabis seized is yet to be completed it will clearly be a six figure sum given the number of plants officers found.

“We would ask anyone who has any information about the cultivation or supply of drugs in Dewsbury to contact the Dewsbury NPT on 101 or the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“All information and intelligence is fully assessed and explored for investigative possibilities by officers.”