TWO large cannabis farms were discovered – and cannabis worth a total of £150,000 seized – during a week of action in Keighley.

A number of activities aimed at tackling crime, anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping took place as part of the week.

Among those involved in the action were the police, Bradford Council street cleansing teams, wardens and community safety officers.

Eight people were arrested during the week on suspicion of various offences, two vehicles were seized in relation to anti-social use, 13 fixed penalty notices were issued for traffic matters, youth services engaged with over 100 young people and a large amount of rubbish was removed by the council cleansing teams.

Inspector Khalid Khan, of Keighley Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "We made the decision – together with our partner agencies – to launch this operation following a number of incidents of anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and dangerous driving which have been reported to us.

"We have listened to residents and we are committed to ensuring that they are able to take back control of their community and to make it feel safe for all.

"Anyone who would like to come forward with information or concerns is encouraged to contact the local Neighbourhood Policing Team via 101 or through the West Yorkshire Police website. If preferred, information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."