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Police have shut down a cannabis factory found hidden in a wooded area.

Officers discovered the shack, which was hooked up to overhead electricity pylons, after being called to a location off the A45 near Ecton, in Northamptonshire, on Thursday.

In total 13 plants with an estimated street value of £13,000 were found in the building which was camouflaged among the surrounding vegetation.

PC Chris Foster, who was one of the officers attending the scene, said: ‘This is a very bespoke setup, it’s certainly very unusual to find something like this in such a wooded area.

‘Usually cannabis factories are set up in town locations and houses, whereas here we are in a completely secluded area.’

When they arrived, officers discovered a length of cable running from the grow to a nearby electricity transformer which provided power to the building.

A cannabis factory inside a purpose-built camouflaged shack (Police)

The owners had been painted three sides of the shack in a bid to disguise it from sight.

Officers said during the summer months, the trees would have hidden the building from passers-by.

The plants have now been seized and destroyed.

Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant Scott Desrochers added: ‘Although we see…

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