A man has been arrested and 300 cannabis plants seized after police conducted a raid on a County Durham property. 

Specialist officers from Durham Police descended on a house on Clyde Terrace in Spennymoor on Wednesday (May 17) morning. 

During the raid, officers carried out a drugs warrant and discovered more than 300 cannabis plants packed into three rooms.

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The drugs were estimated to have a street value of £26,000.

The electricity had also been bypassed, posing a serious risk of fire to neighbouring properties.

A man in his 20s was arrested at the scene on suspicion of producing cannabis.

He was taken into custody where he remains at this time.