Police discover 250 cannabis plants in early morning search of Sunderland flat

Chester Road in Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.
Chester Road in Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.
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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.