Police have seized 800 cannibas plants following a raid on a County Durham village this morning (Tuesday, January 16).

Officers swooped on a property in Eldon Terrace, Ferryhill where they executed a warrant.

The alarm was raised following concerns that the electrics were being bypassed.The Northern Echo: Police seize 800 cannabis plants in raid on Ferryhill  property

A Durham Police spokesperson said: "Once inside the property, officers located hundreds of plants across multiple rooms in the address.

"The electric meter was discovered to be bypassed and in a dangerous condition as well as the roof.

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"Officers seized the plants and the equipment found inside which will be destroyed.

"A man in his 30’s was arrested at the scene on suspicion of cultivation of a class B drug and abstracting electricity. He remains in custody."

Anyone with information in relation to drug activity in their area is asked to contact Durham Police via their 101 live chat function: 101 Live Chat (durham.police.uk)