Police have uncovered a cannabis farm in Huddersfield.

Now the hunt is on for the occupants of the terrace house in Bradford Road, Hillhouse .

Dozens of cannabis plants were thought to have been found inside the house today.

Two of the rooms had been converted into drugs “farms”, complete with hydroponic watering and lighting systems.

Power company engineers had to be called in to make safe the electrical supply to the house, which had been bypassed by the drugs criminals.

It is the latest in a series of similar incidents across West Yorkshire.

 

Criminals – often led by Vietnamese people – have rented out empty properties and converted them into cannabis farms.

Several of them have been uncovered in the Kirklees area.

Police have resorted to using thermal-imaging cameras often from the West Yorkshire Police helicopter to detect tell-tale signs of the extra heat coming from such houses.

Police said they were called to the house shortly after 9.30am yesterday after concerns over the use of electricity.

Engineers from Northern Power Grid had been called to the property and found the mains had been bypassed.

Police removed dozens of plants from the rooms as well as lighting equipment.

It is not known what the street value of the drugs may have been but it was estimated at could be thousands of pounds.

One neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: “I had no idea what was going on up there. I just heard some banging before.

“An Asian couple used to live up there. I think they had a disabled child but they moved out about two months ago.

“It’s a real shock. I’m shaking right now.”

Police confirmed they were hunting the  people using the house.