A MAN was arrested after a cannabis farm was found in a house.

Police were called to Heys Lane in Darwen at around 2.45pm on Monday.

Officers attended and found around 60 plants and cultivating equipment inside.

Witnesses said they saw police officers, firefighters, the electricity board and a locksmith at the scene.

One said: “I saw the police there on Monday but didn’t know what they were doing. The electricity board were also there and were trying to get inside. I can’t believe people were growing cannabis inside.

“I don’t know who lives there, if anyone does in fact.”

Another Heys Lane resident said: “There was a police car parked outside my house for a couple of hours with officers going into a house up the road.

“I can’t believe they found cannabis there.

“I’ve lived here 40 years and never seen anything like it.

“The building on the road was burnt down a couple of months ago, now we’ve had this.

“I don’t know what’s going on with the road.”

Police officers were seen at the house for several hours.

A police spokesman said: “We were called after reports there was a cannabis farm growing in a property in Heys Lane.

“An officer attended and sometime later a man was arrested.

“There was cultivating equipment and plants found inside the house.

“Approximately 60 plants were found inside the house.

“A 33-year-old man from Darwen was arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation and later released pending further enquiries.”

A fire service spokesman said firefighters helped police with lighting.