Police raid quiet hamlet and seize £170,000 cannabis plants
EAST YORKS: Police have launched a drugs raid in one of the East Riding's quietest hamlets.
Officers seized 270 cannabis plants worth £170,000 from a house in the rural community of Bentley near Beverley.
The warrant was executed on February 27 and police have described what they found as "a cannabis factory".
Following the discovery and the subsequent seizure, a 46-year-old Beverley woman and a 44-year-old Beverley man have been interviewed by officers and released on police bail until the end of April pending further inquiries.
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The news was a shock for people living in Bentley, a settlement made up of a handful of homes and farms just off the west side of the A164 as it heads out of Beverley going towards the Humber Bridge. Since the direct access from the main road was blocked off for safety reasons it gets no passing traffic and residents are rarely disturbed.
Police say cannabis growers are moving away from industrial sites towards ordinary houses. Last year, an average of about 21 farms or factories was discovered every day in the UK.