A CANNABIS farm has been uncovered at a house in Kimblesworth, near Sacriston.

Officers from Chester-le-Street's neighbourhood policing team discovered the plants at a property in Cedar Avenue today after carrying out a search warrant.

A man is in custody and its helping police with their inquiries. 

A spokesperson for Durham Police said: "This morning officers from Chester-le-Street NPT executed a search warrant at an address in the Sacriston area.

"A significant cannabis grow was located inside. A male is currently in custody assisting police with inquiries."