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.”

Disturbance leads police to £300K cannabis farm in South Shields 1

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.