Church cannabis farm a ‘sophisticated set-up’

The cannabis plants that were discovered in St Laurence's Church.
The cannabis plants that were discovered in St Laurence's Church.
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A 51-year-old man is currently helping police with their enquiries following the discovery of a cannabis farm in a disused church.

The farm was found at St Laurence’s Church on Edward Street in Morecambe after police executed a drugs warrant.

A police spokesperson said: “Forty plants have been found in what is a sophisticated set-up.

“The plants were found in the vestry behind a locked and padlocked door.

“All the equipment was there and it had been planned for a lengthy amount of time.

“Investigations are still ongoing.”

The cannabis farm was discovered on May 2.

Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information .