Sometimes a story about cannabis stands head and shoulders above others !

Brighton & Hove News reports

Reports of people fleeing across back gardens led police to a cannabis factory with thousands of plants in a former Hove hotel.

Members of the public started calling police just before 2.40pm on Wednesday, the first of multiple reports from concerned residents.

Police attended and discovered a significant cannabis cultivation site in a former hotel in First Avenue. There are estimated to be in the region of 2500 plants across several floors of the premises.

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of allowing a premises to be used in production of a Class B drug and has been released pending further investigation.