Kettering bingo hall cannabis factory in pictures

A cannabis factory worth half-a-million pounds was found inside a former bingo hall in Kettering this morning.

Friday, 14th June 2019, 2:54 pm
Updated Friday, 14th June 2019, 3:54 pm
More than 1,000 plants were inside.
More than 1,000 plants were inside.

The Northants Telegraph was at the scene and went inside after officers kicked the doors in.

The plants were across two rooms.
Officers surrounded the front of the bingo hall as teams broke into the back of the property.

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Officers break into the rear with the big red key.
The factory had a "sophisticated" hydroponics system.
The plants were weeks away from being harvested.
Plants in one of the two rooms were on two levels
There was still evidence of the venue's former use as a bingo hall inside
The bingo hall's carpet had been covered with plastic - including this doodle
Wires dangled from the ceiling above the plants
The plants were mature
The electrical set up in one of the rooms.
One officer said it was the biggest factory he had seen.
Those running the factory had been making use of the bingo hall's kitchen
The plants in the second room.
Dozens of sockets were in use in the sophisticated set up