Police in South Tyneside have seized a cannabis farm with an estimated street value of £300,000.

The recovery came last night (Wednesday, August 24) when police were called to a disturbance in Brownlow Road in South Shields.

Three men had kicked a door at a house in the street before making off down an alley.

Officers attended and when they went into the house found between 300 and 400 cannabis plants in a front bedroom and the loft.

Police will now dismantle the farm and dispose of the cannabis plants.

Acting Neighbourhood Inspector Steve Prested said: “We simply won’t tolerate drugs being harvested in our communities and this is a sizeable amount of cannabis that is now off our streets and cannot be sold on.”

Enquiries are now ongoing into the find and those involved.

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1125 240816 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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