POLICE have uncovered a cannabis farm in Wallasey following information supplied from the local community.

A large quantity of sophisticated cannabis growing equipment was seized at an address on Monday together with what is believed to be over 400 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £25,000.

A 28-year-old man from the Wallasey area has been arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis. HHe is currently being held in a police station in Merseyside, where he is being questioned.

Neighbourhood Inspector Ian Shaw said: "Merseyside Police treats all drug production, cultivation and supply seriously.

"This is a significant seizure and local people should be reassured that we will act on any information we receive about drugs misuse, take out warrants and bring offenders before the courts."

Anyone with information relating to that incident or drug-related crime in their area is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.