Police have charged a man after discovering a huge cannabis farm in south Manchester.

Officers in Chorlton uncovered around 260 fully grown plants after carrying out a search warrant at a home on Tuesday morning. 

They went on to share photos of dismantled equipment and the front door of the property off its hinges, and later photos from inside the cannabis farm showing hundreds of plants.  

Sharing news of the search on social media, officers wrote: "Officers from West Didsbury Police Station executed a search warrant this morning under Section 23 Misuse Drugs Act at an address in the Chorlton area.

"A large scale cannabis farm was discovered with around 260 fully grown plants. Male has been arrested for Production of Cannabis.

A man has now been charged

"The only thing that was smiling was the door which had been took off its hinges!

The door was off its hinges after police raided the cannabis farm

"Please continue to support the police in tackling crime in your area by contacting crime-stoppers 0800 555 111".

Officers dismantled the farm

They later confirmed that a man has been charged with being concerned in the production of cannabis and remanded in custody.

He will appear in court in December.