Police find cannabis farm hidden in the loft of a house

A man has been arrested after a cannabis farm was found in the loft of a house on Tyneside.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 13th May 2016, 12:51 pm
Updated Friday, 13th May 2016, 1:56 pm
The cannabis farm uncovered in Felling.
The cannabis farm uncovered in Felling.

The Vietnamese national was arrested on Wednesday night after the police raid in Gateshead.

Officers from the Gateshead East Neighbourhood Team uncovered a cannabis farm in the loft of a house in Asher Street, Felling.

Around 150 plants were seized by officers and have been sent away to be destroyed.

The man who was arrested was charged with producing a controlled drug.

Inquiries are ongoing into the find and anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference number 1068 11/05/16.