Cannabis farm found after 999 call to South Shields fire

CANNABIS FARM ... found in South Frederick Street, South Shields.

CANNABIS FARM ... found in South Frederick Street, South Shields.

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POLICE found a cannabis farm early today after a blaze in South Shields.

The fire brigade was called to deal with the incident in South Frederick Street at about 2am today.

After they put out the blaze, they found a cannabis farm had been set up in the property, and called the police.

Officers have dismantled the operation, which consisted of about 50 plants, and are investigating.