VALLEY DRUGS RAIDTHE Valleys NPT carried out a warrant under the misuse of drugs act at a business premises on Liphill Bank Road in the Burnlee area of Holmfirth at 9pm on Monday, January 9.Once inside, officers uncovered the remnants of a large cannabis factory as well as three suspected stolen cars.An Audi A6, reported stolen from the Northumberland area two-years ago, and two Ford Focus cars, recently stolen from a local hire company, were seized. Two men aged 38 and 46 were arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and on suspicion of theft of the cars.Both men have been bailed pending further inquires.Sgt Simon Haigh of the Valleys NPT, said: “This was another police operation made possible thanks to information passed to us by the public. As soon as we were informed of this possible cannabis factory, we put the work in place that secured an out of hours warrant for the operation. This was key to not only uncovering the cannabis factory and the cars, but also in making the arrests. Information from the public drives forward many local police operations and I would urge anyone with information about suspected criminal activity in their area to contact their local NPT via 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. As we have shown here, the calls count and we will always work on information received.”

VEHICLE CRIMEHolmfirth, Jan 14. Black Jeep Cherokee stolen – reg MC52 MGY. Honley, Jan 14. Thief used pointed object to punch hole in petrol tank and siphon off fuel.

THEFT Morrisons, Station Street, Meltham, Jan 14. Purse stolen from shopper’s bag in supermarket. Honley, Jan 11. Lead slates removed from roof of lean-to left stacked up at side of property, believed for collection later.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE Waggon & Horses, Huddersfield Road, Meltham, Jan 16. Vandals smashed two windows at pub then ran off. Sita Waste Disposal, Bent Ley Road, Meltham, Jan 11. Raider damaged fence to get into tip compound. Suspect detained by security but managed to escape and made off. Suspect: male, mixed race, late 20s/ early 30s wearing a red and grey checked shirt, black jeans and white trainers. The man spoke with a southern accent. He got into a green Renault Clio then sped off.