Police uncovered a large cannabis factory inside an abandoned cinema in Nottingham.

More than 280 plants were found following a warrant at the former Majestic Cinema in Woodborough Road, Mapperley, on Wednesday 1 April. 

Three men were arrested at the scene and charged with production of Class B drugs. 

Police seized the cannabis from the address and said the plants will be destroyed.

Nottinghamshire Police said the building had been adapted into a living quarters and three areas were being used to cultivate cannabis.

The equipment used to power the grow will also be removed, the force said.

Three men appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday 5 April and were remanded in custody until their next appearance at Nottingham Crown Court on 3 May.