A 'SUBSTANTIAL' cannabis farm has been discovered in a house.

Police carried out a raid of a house on the corner of Market Street and South Shore Street in Oswaldtwistle just after 8am.

A police spokesman said an extensive cannabis cultivation setup was found in all rooms on both floors, with over one hundred mature plants seized together with the equipment.

More than one hundred plants were found inside.

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

The spokesman said: "This is a substantial set up complete with irrigation equipment, lights and fans.

"Electricians are present to make the scene safe."

It is unclear how many plants are inside.

A police van and a couple of police cars can be seen outside the house, with officers entering the back of the house through the rear garden.

One South Shore Street resident said: "The police arrived this morning and have been there for a few hours.

"I can't believe there's a cannabis farm over the road from where I live - it's unbelievable.

"It's good to think this stuff will never get sold and no one will make money from it now its in the hands of the police.

"I don't know who lives there."

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

A police spokesman said: "At 8.05am on Tuesday officers executed a warrant at a house in Market Street.

"We searched the premises and discovered a cannabis grow.

"Police arrested one Eastern European man, a 25-year-old on suspicion of the cultivation of cannabis.

"He is currently in custody.

"This is one of a number of drug warrants to be executed in the Hyndburn area showing our commitment in the fight against drugs on our streets and wish to thank the local public for their support."