A CANNABIS farm estimated to be worth £1million was seized by police in an old Bradford working men's club.

On Saturday, Officers acted on community intelligence who reported a strong smell of cannabis coming from the Wyke address.

Upon attending, a large cannabis grow was located within the building where there was in excess of 1000 plants.

The electricity was illegally bypassed and a second electricity source had been attached to the mains line. Both were identified as being incredibly risky and dangerous by electrical experts.

The production has been identified as having strong links to serious and organised crime and the likely exploitation of trafficked individuals.

The plants were seized and enquiries remain ongoing in to the offences relating to the drugs and the abstraction of electricity.

West Yorkshire Police - Bradford South said: "Organised crime of this type affects communities and individuals who are exploited, becoming victims of those much higher up the chain.

"It results in added costs for those who pay electricity bills due to the resultant losses from the electricity network and extra remedial work required."

Sergeant Kerry Feathers, of the Bradford South Neighbourhood Policing Team, added: "We would like to thank those who provide us with intelligence in order to take action against organised criminals and to safeguard victims and those who are adversely affected by these offences.

"We would encourage members of our community to contact us with information about offending ongoing in the community and where we can, we will take action.

"We can be contacted via the West Yorkshire Police website www.westyorkshire.police.uk or information can be submitted completely anonymously using Crime Stoppers, 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org."