Suspected cannabis farm uncovered at South Shields industrial estate

Plants seized at a suspected cannabis farm in South Shields will be destroyed by police.

Wednesday, 31st July 2019, 1:28 pm
Police presence at a suspected cannabis farm at Rekendyke Industrial Estate.

Officers were called to a unit at Rekendyke Industrial Estate at Eldon Road, South Shields, at 8.44am on Wednesday, July 31.

Upon arrival, they discovered a suspected cannabis farm and seized a number of plants from the scene.

The plants will now be destroyed as the force’s inquiries continue to trace the owner.

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Police on the scene in South Shields.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At 8.44am today (Wednesday, July 31), police executed a warrant at a premises on Rekendyke Industrial Estate, South Shields.

“Officers attended and discovered a suspected cannabis farm. The plants have been seized and will be destroyed. Inquiries are ongoing to trace the owner.”

The raid took place on Wednesday, July 31.