Cannabis farm worth thousands discovered in empty South Tyneside pub
A cannabis farm with more than 600 cropped plants has been discovered in an empty South Tyneside pub.
Police officers found the remnants of the cannabis farm at Whitburn Lodge, on Mill Road, on Monday.
They are now appealing for information from the public in a bid to catch those behind it.
Speaking to the East Shields and Whitburn Community Area Forum (CAF), sergeant Julie Beattie said dismantling the illegal operation was “some job”.
She said the building was in an isolated area and someone had cut a padlock off a gate to gain entry to the building.
Sgt Beattie said some nearby builders... read more