POLICE are hunting cannabis farmers after a large scale crop was discovered in Ellesemere Port.

Cheshire Police executed a warrant at a commercial property on Rossbank Road at around 3.15pm on Thursday, September 21.

While carrying out a detailed search of the premises officers discovered a significant quantity of cannabis plants and Class A drugs.

Sergeant Paul Davis of Ellesmere Port Police, said: “This was a fantastic result by officers.

"We understand the negative impact illegal drug use and supply can have in our local communities.

“An investigation is now underway to find those responsible and I would urge anyone with any information to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident 466 of September 21, 2017.

Information can also be passed on by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.