DRUGS factories have been raided by police in Huddersfield, it can be revealed today.

Officers have discovered two illegal drugs dens in the town over the last two days.

And it has now emerged that other drugs factories have been closed down across the town in recent months.

All are thought to have been cultivating cannabis - and police believe some of the drugs have been filtering down to school children.

Pc Dave McSweeney, of Huddersfield police, said: "These raids make it clear to everyone that cannabis remains an illegal drug.

Drugs factories have been found and shut down in Milnsbridge, Dalton, Lockwood, Netherton, Thornton Lodge and Bradley Mills.

Another was found in Fartown last night and a further one on Chapel Hill on Wednesday lunchtime.

Police raided a house on Woodhouse Avenue in Fartown at 8pm last night and discovered a full cannabis-growing system in place.

They seized 37 cannabis plants - each one worth about £100 - along with five kilograms of powerful cannabis `skunk'.

A 42-year-old woman has been charged with cultivating cannabis and released on bail to appear before Huddersfield magistrates soon.

A 28-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman who were also arrested were still being questioned at Huddersfield police station today.

On Wednesday, police responded to reports of a strong smell of cannabis coming from a flat on Chapel Hill.

Inside they found a cultivation system and arrested two men aged 33 and 27 on suspicion of cultivating cannabis.

They have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Pc McSweeney added: "We are deeply concerned that cannabis is reaching schoolchildren in Huddersfield.

"People who are concerned about our children and want to protect them should tell us about any drug manufacturing or dealing they know about."

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