Huge cannabis farm found at closed club

A MASSIVE cannabis factory containing plants worth about £1.9m has been uncovered by police at a closed-down nightclub in Sheffield.

Officers from Sheffield’s gang enforcement team executed a warrant at the empty Fontana Club in Attercliffe Road after a strong smell of cannabis was reported.

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A total of 1,966 plants were found in the raid, which took place on the morning of Friday last week.

Inspector Glen Suttenwood said yesterday: “This operation was sparked by members of the community voicing concerns about the strong smell of cannabis in the area. Acting on this information, officers have successfully seized cannabis plants of tremendously high value.”

Two men from Sheffield have been arrested and remanded in custody.