Report of burglary leads police to uncover cannabis farm

The incident happened in Londonderry Terrace, Easington Colliery. Image copyright Google Maps.
The incident happened in Londonderry Terrace, Easington Colliery. Image copyright Google Maps.

Police called to investigate reports of a burglary discovered cannabis plants inside the house.

Inquiries are ongoing after members of the neighbourhood policing team covering Easington Colliery were called to reports of a disturbance in Londonderry Terrace, off Easington Street and Seaside Lane in the village.

A Durham Constabulary spokeswoman said: "At 1.08pm today police were called to reports of a burglary at Londonderry Terrace.

"The suspects made off from the scene after being challenged by a member of the public.

"Officers discovered cannabis plants at the property.

"Investigations are ongoing."