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Two men have been arrested after a cannabis farm was allegedly uncovered in Aberfeldy.

Officers swooped on an old church on Crieff Road on Wednesday night, taking away a man of 25 and another aged 28.

Enquiries were ongoing and no one had been charged when the PA went to press yesterday.

Locals reported a high police presence in the Highland Perthshire town.

Chair of the Aberfeldy Community Council Victor Clements said: “Most people in Aberfeldy would like to see that building properly developed to prevent it falling apart if that could be done.

“We have seen this sort of thing in Aberfeldy before, there have been problems over the past few years of kids breaking in there.

“Th e police and the community warden have certainly been in there within the past six months checking it over.

“The police have always had good links within the community here.”

The spotlight on the disused building has prompted local resident Mark Mcghee to make enquiries into who owns it, as he would be interested in seeing it put to positive community use.

Since police entered the church on Wednesday there has been a continuous police guard to preserve the scene.

Locals have mentioned seeing investigat­ors scouring the site.

One resident told the PA: “Over the weekend there was police car sitting on the road making sure no one went in and a white van parked near the door of the church with a forensic person wearing full white suit, hood and mask. I’ve seen a few raids in my lifetime but never seen a forensic team.”

A spokespers­on from Police Scotland said: “It is not unusual for a police presence at the scene/area whilst enquiries continue.”

 ??  ?? Search Police have kept the public out of the scene with a continuous presence at the church since Wednesday
Search Police have kept the public out of the scene with a continuous presence at the church since Wednesday

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