POLICE raided a quarry near Bradford on Avon yesterday and found a large cannabis factory inside.

They executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at Bethel Quarry and inside the underground location they found the factory, the size of which is yet to be fully determined.

Two men were arrested and later charged with the production of Cannabis (Class B drug).

Alksander Shyti, 45 and Altin Deda, 39 are due to appear at Swindon Magistrates Court today.

Inspector Nick Mawson said: "Local residents are likely to see police presence at Bethel Quarry and surrounding area as officers carry out searches and gather evidence. This work is anticipated to carry on into next week due to the size of the location and safety issues at the site and we appreciate the patience of the community."

If you have information regarding this incident or drug use in your area please call Wiltshire Police on 101 quoting ref *91261. Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 anonymously if preferred.