POLICE had to smash through a barricaded door to get into a house that had a "few distinct issues" and turned out to be a large cannabis farm.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police's Bradford South Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) were out on patrol in the Wibsey ward, on Monday, when they noticed an address with "a few distinct issues".

The NPT called for specially trained officers to come to the scene and make entry into the property.

Their first attempt at getting through the door was hampered after the occupiers had "gone the extra step" and barricaded the front door.

The officers eventually smashed through into the house and discovered the property had been turned into a big cannabis farm.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said, there were a large quantity of plants inside the house, which have an estimated street value of £150,000.

They added: "Enquiries are continuing at this time." 

It comes after officers from another NPT arrested and charged a man at the weekend after finding a cannabis farm.

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Police have urged the public to report any suspicious behaviour or activities by ringing 101, or using the online chat service on the West Yorkshire Police website.

This allows the NPT to tailor patrols in areas of note.

It you have information in relation to illegal activities in your area, but don't wish to directly contact the police, you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.