Cannabis farm worth £1 million found in flooded Bury property

Local police received a call about a flooded property on Silver Street and found the loft contained over 1,000 cannabis plants.

The Manc The Manc - 19th August 2021

Police officers providing assistance at a flooded property in Bury this week discovered a cannabis farm hidden inside worth an estimated £1 million.

Officers received a call on Monday evening (August 16) requiring assistance at a building on Silver Street in the town centre.

After attending the property, around 1,000 plants were found in the loft.

Police have since removed all of the plants which were subsequently destroyed.

No arrests have yet been made, but officers believe people had been living in the property due to the presence of two beds inside.

Around 1,000 plants were found on Silver Street – worth an estimated £1m / Image: GMP

Chief Inspector Jamie Collins of GMP’s Bury district, said: “Thankfully over the past couple of days, alongside partners, we’ve been able to uncover and dismantle a fairly substantial cannabis farm within Bury town centre.

“The removal of this quantity of cannabis from the supply chain is another positive step forward in helping to disrupt the activity of organised criminals who seek to profit from the sale of drugs.”


GMP said it was still working to identify those involved in the production of the Class B drug.

“I would urge anyone with information that could assist our investigation to get in touch with police as soon as possible,” CI Collins stated.

“Any information, no matter how small, could prove vital to our enquiries and will be treated with the utmost seriousness.”