A MAN from Prescot has been arrested after cannabis worth more than £1 million has been discovered in Wallasey today.

Three men were taken into custody after officers found a cannabis farm at a property on Glenalmond Road at 9.20am.

The farm, containing 250 plants, was located throughout the property along with the relevant growing equipment.

Two men aged 18 from the Wallasey area and a 21-year-old man from Prescot area were arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis.

The electricity had also been abstracted.

Sergeant Marc Roberts said: “The discovery of this cannabis farm means a significant amount of dangerous drugs will now thankfully not make it to the streets of Merseyside.

"Our communities can help us stop the criminal groups involved in cultivating cannabis, who are only interested in making money, from turning houses like this one into potential death traps.

"Nobody wants to live next door to these places and we would ask that if you believe someone is using a property for this purpose, please tell us so we can take positive action and find those responsible for setting them up.

"These farms will generally have a number of hot lamps hooked to overloaded electricity sockets as well as an extensive watering system.

"Electricity and water are never a good combination, and the fire service has attended fires that have resulted from fires caused by the crude systems put in place by the people who set up these farms.”

Police have issued a list of some of the signs that cannabis is being grown in a bid to urge people to report their suspicions:

• Strange smells and sounds

• Frequent and varied visitors to a property, often at unusual times

• Gardening equipment being taken into a property, such as plant pots, fertiliser, fans and industrial lighting

• Windows are sealed and covered or the curtains are permanently closed

• Heat from an adjoining property

• Birds gathering on a roof in cold weather

• Individually these activities may seem commonplace, however, together may indicate something more sinister

Anyone with any information should contact @MerPolCC, 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.