A woman has been arrested after police discovered a cannabis farm in Gateshead.

Police, including forensics officers, were seen at the scene in Felling on Saturday and Sunday.

Northumbria Police confirmed the force received information about a cannabis farm at a property on The Avenue on Saturday afternoon.

The following day, officers returned to the address to dismantle the farm with photos from the scene showing officers near a skip outside the property while investigations continued.

At the time, a spokesperson for the force said enquiries to identify those responsible were ongoing but they have now made an arrest.

On Monday, a Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “A 25-year-old woman has been arrested and released on suspicion of being concerned in the production of cannabis.”

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