Manchester

Four held over 50,000-canister 'laughing gas' haul

Nitrous oxide canisters Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The canisters were found during a crackdown by police on psychoactive substances

Four people have been arrested after police discovered 50,000 canisters of nitrous oxide at a Manchester property.

Police discovered the "laughing gas" during a raid at an address on Longley Road, Fallowfield on Friday as part of a crackdown on psychoactive substances.

Insp John Picton said police seized the haul "thanks to intelligence".

A woman, 51, and three men aged 58, 30 and 25 were arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.

They were all bailed pending further inquiries, Greater Manchester Police said.

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