POLICE have revealed more details about their investigation after a cannabis farm was uncovered last week.

The Star reported after officers discovered a cannabis farm and counterfeit cigarettes at an address on Windle Street, Cowley Hill Lane last Thursday afternoon (September 10).

The cannabis farm consisted of 19 plants, police say.

St Helens Star:

Counterfeit cigarettes were seized

A 26-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman have since been arrested on suspicion of cannabis production.

The suspects have been released under investigation.

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A Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: "We have arrested two people and recovered a number of cannabis plants and suspected counterfeit cigarettes from a St Helens address.

"At around 3pm on Thursday, September 10, officers executed a warrant at an address in Windle Street and recovered 19 cannabis plants along with the relevant growing equipment.

"Following enquiries, a 26-year-old man from St Helens and a 21-year-old woman from St Helens were arrested on suspicion of cannabis production. They have since been released under investigation."

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 20000547436 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.