Police in Bolton find two drugs farms a week, figures from a Freedom of Information request reveal. 

This is Lancashire report:

THE number of cannabis farms being discovered in Bolton is on the rise, with an average detection of almost two per week.

New figures reveal that, between November, 2009, and October, 2012, there were 286 cannabis farms found in the town.

The figures, which have been revealed under the Freedom of Information Act, show 66 were uncovered between November, 2009, and October, 2010, 89 for the same period to October, 2011, and 96 in the following 12 months.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.