A CANNABIS farm has been discovered by police at the Winsford Drill Hall.

Police made the discovery at the old bingo hall this afternoon, Wednesday.

Officers and forensics teams remain at the scene.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: "Shortly before midday today, Wednesday 11 April, officers from Northwich local policing team received information regarding a former bingo hall on Dingle Lane, Winsford.

"Officers swiftly attended the scene and on arrival they discovered a professional cannabis farm containing a large quantity of cannabis plants.

"They remain at the building while the farm is dismantled. Due to the scale of the set-up it is expected that this will take several hours and may run into tomorrow.

"Enquiries are currently ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML33374. Information can also be passed anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111."