Police uncovered a mass cannabis farm worth an estimated £145,000 after raiding a property.

Officers carried out a search warrant at an address on the morning of September 16 and found hundreds of cannabis plants inside.

A police presence has been visible on the street in Ashington, Northumberland, throughout the day with a specialist search team deployed as investigations continue, reports Chronicle Live.

Northumbria Police has now confirmed a total of 524 plants have been discovered, worth up to £145,000.

Officers are now taking apart the cannabis farm and have seized the drugs at the scene.

No arrests have been made in connection with the operation but police say inquiries are ongoing.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: "We can confirm a cannabis farm was discovered inside a property on Station Road, Ashington earlier today.

Police are investigating following the discovery of a cannabis farm on Station Road in Ashington
Police are investigating following the discovery of a cannabis farm on Station Road in Ashington

"The cannabis farm is in the process of being dismantled and destroyed and enquiries into those responsible for the farm are ongoing.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact officers online at our website, or by calling 101, and quoting log NP-20210915-0485."

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