A WIRRAL teenager has been arrested after a cannabis farm worth £250,000 was discovered in Allerton.

Police were alerted to the property on Booker Avenue at around 12.45pm on Saturday, June 22 following reports of a strong smell of cannabis.

Following a search of the garage around 60 plants and equipment were seized.

A 15-year-old boy from Tranmere was found close to the property and arrested on suspicion of cannabis production, supply and possession and taken to a police station for questioning

He has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Matt Brown, who leads the force's cannabis dismantling team, said: "This incident demonstrates one of the obvious signs that cannabis may be grown in your neighbourhood but anyone in the community can report them, and the same action will be taken.

Wirral Globe:

"We often get asked why police carry out such action to dismantle cannabis farms.

"We do it to protect the vast majority of people in our communities who don't want to live close to such dangerous properties, which act as a potential fire and flood risk, and attracts crime.

"Groups involved in the cultivation of cannabis are often involved in other serious organised crime, which brings significant harm to those communities.

"Each seizure represents money being taken from the pockets of criminals and we encourage members of the communities to report any concerns to police.

“Nobody wants to live close to these death traps, so please be aware of the signs that someone may have a cannabis farm near to you and let us know.

"We will act on all in information to remove them and make the communities safer.”

Anyone with information on suspected cannabis farms is asked to contact Merseyside Police via social media @MerPolCC, call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Information can also be provided anonymously via