This image shows the scale of the operation at a suspected cannabis farm on Beatrice Street.

Police were called in the early hours of Monday morning to reports of suspicious activity in an alleyway behind the Gorse Hill road.

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When officers visited a nearby home they found evidence of cannabis cultivation.

This image, taken by Swindon officers, shows ducting and other equipment discovered in the house.

Sgt David Tippetts said: "There is often a common misconception of cannabis amongst the public and I know many people believe it to be a harmless drug.

"However, cannabis is an illegal drug and those who use and supply it will often be associated with other crimes and this can impact greatly on a community.” 

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Police on Beatrice Street