Cannabis farm found inside former Nationwide Building Society office in Northampton

Stunned police uncover drugs haul in Far Cotton

By Kevin Nicholls
Monday, 8th June 2020, 2:02 pm
Updated Monday, 8th June 2020, 2:04 pm

Stunned police found a disused Nationwide Building Society office in Northampton being used as a drugs farm.

Officers swooped on the building in St Leonard's Road, Far Cotton, at 9am on Saturday morning (June 6) following information from the local community.

Once inside, they discovered around 190 cannabis plants being grown, estimated to be worth up to £10.000.

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A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "Following community information, the team executed a drugs warrant in the south of the town and a further cannabis grow dismantled.

"No arrests have been made at the moment but investigations are ongoing."

The building was home to one of the Nationwide Building Society branches in the town but has been empty since last November.

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Police found a cannabis farm inside the old Nationwide office in Far Cotton

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