FIVE people have been arrested after police found evidence of a cannabis farm in a Gorse Hill home. 

Officers were called at 2.25am this morning to reports of suspicious vehicles in an alleyway behind Beatrice Street. 

They found signs of cannabis having being cultivated at a house on the road. 

Two women, aged 17 and 37, and three men  - two aged 19 and one aged 29 - have been arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and money laundering.

They were taken to Gablecross police station, where they remain. 

Sgt David Tippetts said: “This was excellent work involving both officers and members of the public who initially reported concerns. 

“We have already conducted a number of enquiries and have arrested five people on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis, as well as money laundering due to a number of high value vehicles found at the address.

"There is often a common misconception of cannabis amongst the public and I know many people believe it to be a harmless drug.

"However, cannabis is an illegal drug and those who use and supply it will often be associated with other crimes and this can impact greatly on a community.”