No arrests made two years after two major cannabis farms found

A huge cannabis farm was busted by police inside a former care home on Alexandra Road in Southport.
-Credit: (Image: Sefton Police)

Police have confirmed no arrests have been made in the two years after two major cannabis farms were found in Southport.

One of the two cannabis farms was found in a former Post Office in the centre of the town on Lord Street. Officers stormed the listed building on Wednesday, 1 June 2022, where they found around 150 cannabis plants in the basement of the vacant building.

The bust came just weeks after Merseyside Police found a huge cannabis farm in a disused care home half a mile away on Alexandra Road. Police found a total of 1,277 plants in the building across 17 rooms which was described by the force as "one of the largest and most complex cannabis farms found in recent years in Southport".

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Merseyside Police has now confirmed that no one has faced justice for the cannabis farms found more than two years ago, despite one of the farms being the largest found in Southport for a number of years.

An official spokeswoman for the force told the ECHO: "No arrests were made in relation to the two cannabis farms.

"Anyone with information about these incidents or drug activity in their area can DM @MerPolCC or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11."

The force also failed to confirm or deny whether the two sites were linked.

Just 12 months earlier, police found another cannabis farm in the former Post Office. The site had also been listed for auction in 2019, with signs in the window of the empty building at the time of the drug bust directing people to a property company linked to Cayman Islands, Southport and Liverpool.

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