A man has been arrested after a cannabis farm was uncovered in a flat on a busy Sunderland street.
Police carried out a search of a flat in Chester Road, near to the shops between Sunderland Royal Hospital and The Chesters pub, at 1.15am today.
Officers found 250 cannabis plants inside.
A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of production of a controlled drug and is in custody helping police with inquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.