A 33-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with drugs offences after the discovery of a £1million cannabis farm in Bradford.

The farm was found by officers in a property in Hall Royd, Shipley, on Thursday, March 11, at around 4pm.

There were roughly 500 cannabis plants in the building, spread across two floors and six rooms.

It is estimated altogether they are worth more than £1 million in street value.

Toan Nguyen, 33, of no fixed address, was charged with production of Class B drugs.

He appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court on Saturday, March 13.

The cannabis farm was initially discovered after PCSO Verdeyen scanned the property with a thermal imaging camera.

The building looked unoccupied, but the officer said it was "giving off lots of heat" and this piqued his interest.

Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) officers then swooped on the scene and helped gain entry into the property.