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'Industrial sized' cannabis farm found in Hartlepool

Cannabis farm in Hartlepool Image copyright Cleveland Police
Image caption Plants were found in five different rooms in the house

A "large-scale industrial sized" cannabis farm estimated to be worth about £400,000 has been discovered in Hartlepool, police said.

About 476 plants and electrical equipment were found across five rooms in a house on Brougham Terrace.

The plants were at "various stages of growth" and were a "significant find", Cleveland Police said.

"It was only a matter of time before it caused a fire," the force added. No arrests have been made.

Image copyright Cleveland Police
Image caption PC Simon Lowther said it was only a matter of time before the farm "caused a fire"

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