HUNDREDS of cannabis plants were discovered at a drugs factory in a business park in Oxfordshire.

The factory was discovered at around 11.30am, and police found around 700 plants within the property in Avenue Three in Witney.

Since then, officers seized all the plants and charged Adhurim Hoxha, of no fixed abode, with being concerned in the production of a controlled drug of Class B.

Hoxha was arrested on Wednesday and has been remanded in custody.

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The 41-year-old is due to appear at Oxford Crown Court on Friday, July 16.

Detective Chief Inspector, Kelly Glister, Crime Manager for Cherwell and West Oxfordshire, said: "A scene watch has been on since the discovery, to ensure all evidence is captured and the safe removal is conducted, and a charge has been made in connection with this.

"This discovery is largely due to community intelligence and reports from the public, so I would like to thank them for their due diligence and also for their patience while officers have been at the scene.

"The scene watch is to remain in place for the rest of the day whilst officers continue to investigate, I am so grateful for your patience whilst this is ongoing."