POLICE uncovered a cannabis factory when they raided a farm yesterday morning.

A spokesman for Lancashire Constabulary said: "Officers visited a farm on Knotts Lane, Tosside, to execute a warrant.

"Around 30 suspected cannabis plants were found on the premises and two men aged 28 and 31 were arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis.

"They have since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

"A skip loader suspected to have been stolen from Broadowler Lane, Ossett, West Yorkshire, was also found on the premises."

A witness living nearby said they saw around 10 police vehicles heading 'slowly and quietly' towards the farm premises at around 9.30am and that there was lots of activity throughout the day with the police, utility suppliers and recovery vehicles going back and forth.

No further details have been released by the police.