A cannabis farm and stolen cars - it's been a busy spell for police in Oldham

Date published: 10 September 2021


More than 60 cannabis plants were found at a property in Roundthorn after it was raided by Oldham police.

A post on the GMP Oldham Central Facebook page read: "The St Mary's Policing Team carried out a Section 23 Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at an address on Hill Close in the Roundthorn area of Oldham.

"A cannabis farm was discovered with a total 66 cannabis plants found at the address.

"Please remember you can report information anonymously to crime stoppers on 0800 555 111."

Meanwhile, a number of stolen cars has been recovered in the past 10 days.

A stolen vehicle was recovered on Wednesday, September 1 on Fisher Street in Oldham.

Later, whilst on patrol in the St Mary's area of Oldham, local PCSOs Bigland and Birch located another stolen vehicle.

It was seized and removed.

On Sunday evening, officers from the St James' and Waterhead neighbourhood team noticed a vehicle acting suspiciously in the Derker area.

After a pursuit, the vehicle was finally abandoned in Greenacres cemetery with the occupants making off on foot.

Checks on the vehicle revealed that the car was on false plates.

The vehicle was seized and enquiries are ongoing in relation to the occupants.


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