A 35-year man has been arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation following a police raid.

Officers from the Pendle Taskforce forced their way into a property in Nelson on Thursday to execute a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

The video shows the police using a battering ram to break down the door, before announcing their presence.

A spokesperson for the police said: "People may not know but there is often a disconnect between the user and organised crime group which takes place further down the line.

"Many users will not realise that their drugs may have been trafficked into and around the UK via vulnerable adults and children.

"Vulnerable people are also used to sell and produce drugs, for example, there is a trend of foreign nationals being trafficked and coerced into cultivating cannabis.

"The truth behind drugs is that they are linked to violence, child criminal exploitation, child sexual exploitation, human trafficking and modern slavery, firearms, and other areas of serious and organised crime – drugs have been through a lot before they end up in the hands of the user.

"We will continue to target people involved in the supply or production of drugs which will no doubt make our community a safer place to be and live."

If you have any information in regards to drugs being supplied or produced please contact your local neighbourhood police team, call 101 or alternatively your can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.