In a proactive move to tackle crime in Ravensthorpe, the Dewsbury Neighbourhood Policing Team executed a successful operation, resulting in the seizure of over a hundred cannabis plants. The operation, conducted on a commercial property along Huddersfield Road, also led to the recovery of stolen car parts.

Following an early morning raid on Monday, January 15, officers from Dewsbury, alongside their colleagues from the district’s specialist Catch and Control team, executed a warrant at Calder Wharf Mills. The operation was part of a broader investigation into organised criminal activity in the area.

Upon entering the premises, law enforcement discovered a cannabis factory housing more than 100 plants. Additionally, a significant number of car parts were found, with several already confirmed to be stolen.

Sergeant Stuart Clarke of the Dewsbury and Mirfield NPT, said: “Organised criminal activity is a blight on our communities and we are continuing to investigate following the discovery of a substantial cannabis farm, and also some stolen car parts in a police warrant on Monday.

“Officers have now seized items from the location and I would ask anyone who has information which could assist our enquiries to contact officers at the NPT on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity.

“I also want to thank those who do come forward with information and intelligence about crime in their communities.

“Intelligence is always recorded and assessed and can lead to operations such as the one executed this week. Information about suspected criminal activity can be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”