100k cannabis farm found in former doctors’ surgery


CANNABIs plants worth £100,000 have been discovered in a disused former doctors’ surgery.

About 650 plants were found growing at the former Undercliffe surgery in White Lee, Heckmondwike.



Eye witnesses saw people removing cannabis plants from the building at about 2.30am on Wednesday and called police. Officers found cannabis plants strewn across the back yard. A rear had been forced open.

Officers found six rooms full of plants at different stages of growth, and another six rooms of equipment. It appeared people had been sleeping and eating there.

A 25-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of burglary and drugs offences and is currently on bail.

Insp Tim Holland, from Spen Valley NPT, said: “This is a significant find of the more potent form of cannabis, known as skunk, that will now not make its way on to the streets of Kirklees.

“Due to the large amount of unopened bags of soil in the building it is obvious that the offenders intended to grow cannabis at the site for some time. It is also apparent that a number of plants, lighting and other equipment were removed from the building prior to the arrival of the police.”

Scenes of crimes officers were at the building most of the day and the area was cordoned off with police tape. The Undercliffe surgery closed in 2010 and the doctors moved to the new Heckmondwike Health Centre in Union Street, Heckmondwike.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Sgt Lee Harnell on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.