CANNABIS worth more than £1 million has been seized after a large-scale factory producing the drug was discovered in Keighley.

Over 1,000 plants have been recovered from a disused commercial building in Alice Street, following a police operation lasting several days.

Six arrests were made, and three males – aged between 35 and 43 – were later charged with offences related to producing controlled drugs.

Inspector John Barker, of Keighley Neighbourhood Policing Team, says: “We have been working hard with partner agencies and the community to tackle drugs-related crime in Keighley. This operation has very much been part of that ongoing work, and demonstrates our commitment to getting drugs off our streets.

"We know that drugs such as those recovered cause long-term misery for people and fuel crime and anti-social behaviour in the area, and warrants such as the one we executed in this operation aim to tackle that.

“This was made possible by community information and intelligence that we received. I would encourage anyone who has suspicions about drugs and drug dealing to report them.

“Information can be given by calling West Yorkshire Police on 101, or contacting us online at

"Reports of information and intelligence can also be made anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."