Neighbourhood police say they have seized two more cannabis factories located at terraced houses in Hyndburn.

Both cultivations had seen the electricity bypassed, and officers have expressed fears over the possible danger to life from risk of fire.

The first 'disruption visit' took place on Thursday evening, January 14 on Railway Terrace in Great Harwood following a plain clothes targeted operation.

Officers located a medium sized setup within a property where the electricity had been bypassed.

A male was located in the address and an investigation is underway.

The second house was located on Spring Street in Accrington on Friday afternoon, January 15.

A police spokesman said: "Another medium sized grow was dismantled and the electricity had been bypassed. Enquiries are ongoing with an individual who is under investigation."

Last week, LancsLive reported that over £5 million of cannabis has been taken off the borough's streets by police in the past six months.

PS Corbett, of the Hyndburn Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Hyndburn Neighbourhood Team officers have again demonstrated their commitment towards ridding the streets of Hyndburn of drugs.

"I am becoming very concerned with how offenders are bypassing electricity systems and the obvious dangers of fire and threat to life.

"Even a simple setup contained within a small house carries a massive risk of fire and threat to neighbouring properties. I ask that the community continue to support us in our plight.”

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