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Ashington cannabis plants seized by Northumbria Police

Cannabis farm in Ashington
Image caption More than 200 plants were recovered from the farm

Cannabis plants with a street value of "hundreds of thousands of pounds" have been recovered by Northumbria Police.

About 200 to 300 cannabis plants were recovered at an address in Maple Street, Ashington, on Thursday.

Inquiries are ongoing in an effort to trace the person or people responsible for setting up the farm, police said.

Det Insp Don Gibson, from Northumbria Police, said the force executed a search warrant and secured the area at about 14:00 BST.

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