HUNDREDS of cannabis plants were seized by police from a property in the town centre earlier today.

Police in Barnsley have launched an investigation after the discovery of a cannabis cultivation in Barnsley town centre today (May 11).

Officers from the Tasking and Barnsley Central Neighbourhood Teams conducted a search at a commercial property in Market Street and located a cannabis farm with more than 650 plants.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Enquiries are ongoing and police remain at the scene whilst they carry out their investigation.

“If you can help our officers, please call 101.

“Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website or by calling 0800 555 111.”