Hereford & Worcester

Evesham cannabis factory was 'large-scale enterprise'

The Railway Hotel, Evesham
Image caption More than 700 cannabis plants were found in a flat above the Railway Hotel in Evesham

Drugs thought to be worth about £500,000 have been seized after a cannabis factory was discovered in Worcestershire.

Officers searched the Railway Hotel in High Street, Evesham, and found more than 700 cannabis plants growing in a flat above the premises.

Plants and equipment used in the "large-scale commercial enterprise" were removed on Tuesday night.

Police said officers had received a tip-off about "suspicious activity".

No arrests have been made.

Det Insp Neil Austin, from West Mercia Police, said: "This is a large-scale commercial enterprise with more than 700 cannabis plants ranging from seedlings to mature plants."

Police said the value of the drugs was about £500,000.

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