POLICE officers have discovered a cannabis farm in Middlesbrough, with dangerous electrics and plants with the potential to produce up to £514,000 worth of cannabis.

Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Team discovered the farm at a property on Kildare Street yesterday morning, (Monday), following information which had been reported anonymously.

Dangerous wiring at the address posed a serious risk of fire, and this will now be made safe.

Officers found 112 well established cannabis plants, and a further 500 seedlings. Overall the farm could be worth up to £514,000.

No arrests have been made as yet, however, enquiries are ongoing.

Sergeant John Sproson, from Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Team, said: “Following valuable information, we have been able to disrupt further organised crime groups from exploiting our area and putting people in our local communities at risk.

“We have removed drugs which would have no doubt ended up on the streets of Cleveland. These criminals put people at risk and it won’t be tolerated in our neighbourhoods.”

If you have information on drugs activity in your local area, please call Cleveland Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anomyously on 0800 555 111, or go online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.