Police swoop on drugs haul in Newsome

Police have uncovered a cannabis farm in Huddersfield.

Uniformed officers swooped on a house in Ashenhurst Road in Newsome shortly after 10am this morning.

A search of the property uncovered around 26 mature cannabis plants were being grown at the address.

Officers bagged up the potent plants before removing them in clear bags from the scene in a police van.

The plants will now be tested to confirm what they are before they are destroyed.

A police spokesman said: “Officers were called to an address in Ashenhurst Road, Huddersfield, shortly after 9am today (Thursday, August 27) to a report of a suspected cannabis farm inside the premise.

“Enquiries are ongoing at the scene.”

No-one is thought to have been arrested so far.

The drama unfolded as children were playing in the street oblivious to the police operation unfolding in their community.

Police seize suspected cannabis plants from a house in Ashenhurst Road, Newsome

A 31-year-old woman resident, who did not wish to named said: “I think its a good thing police are tackling drugs. I am not surprised. Drugs are a problem on any of the estates around here.”

Anyone who has information about suspected drugs activity in Kirklees should contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.