GROWING equipment seized at a cannabis farm by Cheshire Police has been donated to charity.

The force has given gear taken from criminals during a raid to an armed forces veterans support hub in Denbighshire, North Wales.

Plant food, pots and water dispensers will be used during gardening projects in order to grow produce such as tomatoes and strawberries.

Graham Evans, who is the constabulary’s armed forces covenant representative, said: “I am grateful that the police has been able to donate the materials to Woody’s Lodge in Ty Gwalia in order to help veterans who need something to put their minds to after a difficult career in the forces.

“The idea behind this is to take materials from bad people who profited from ruining lives and give this equipment to good people to help rebuild theirs.”

Chief constable Mark Roberts added: “I’m delighted that we are able to support veterans by taking equipment from criminals and then giving it to people who can make proper use of it.

“Going forward, we are hoping to support others in our local communities with materials taken from drug farms, and this work also acts as a reminder to those considering such crimes that we will target and catch you.”