Two men arrested following discovery of cannabis farm at Sunderland house

Carley Road, in Southwick, Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.
Carley Road, in Southwick, Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of burglary after a cannabis farm was found at a house in Sunderland.

Officers were called out in the early hours of Thursday in response to a report of a burglary at a property in Carley Road, Southwick.

They found that there had been a burglary but a cannabis farm was also uncovered.

One man who lives in Carley Road, but did not want to be named, said: "I saw the police vans in the street after 4am.

"The officers were going in around the back of the house and had the police dogs with them.

"It's usually a pretty quiet area so this had me shaking."

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: "Police were called to an address in Carley Road in Southwick, Sunderland at 4.22am on Thursday, March 24, following reports of a burglary.

"Officers attended and found there had been a burglary and also discovered a cannabis farm at the property.

"Two men aged 32 and 34 have been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

"Inquiries are continuing."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting log number 97 of 24/03/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.