Trio charged over Lutterworth cannabis find

Cannabis plants discovered in Lutterworth Image copyright Leicestershire Police
Image caption The 3,000 cannabis plants were found across several rooms at an address in Lutterworth

Three men have been charged after about 3,000 cannabis plants were discovered in Leicestershire.

Police raided an address on an industrial estate, off Gilmorton Road, Lutterworth, on Thursday and found a "huge cannabis factory".

They estimate the plants have a street value of about £4m.

The men, aged 24, 33 and 46, are charged with the production of a controlled drug and will appear at Loughborough Magistrates' Court later.

Sgt Ed Des-Chanelle, from Leicestershire Police, said: "This is potentially one of the largest finds of cannabis in Leicestershire.

"The successful result has stopped cannabis hitting the streets and has stopped £4m lining the pockets of organised criminals."

The three men remain in police custody.

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