POLICE have raided a cannabis factory in the New Forest.

More than 50 cannabis plants and other drugs production equipment were seized when police swooped on the premises near Fordingbridge this morning.

Eleven officers and one drugs sniffer dog took part in the raid. They uncovered sophisticated equipment used to grow cannabis at the industrial premises at Courtwood Farm in Sandleheath.

They are describing what they found as a medium-sized operation.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of cannabis and are currently in police custody. They are a 63-year-old man from Bournemouth and a 38-year-old man from Poole.