A CANNABIS factory with around 400 plants has been raided in central Newport today.

Police received a report of of damage to a property in Albany Street, Newport, at 11.55am, a Gwent Police spokesman said.

Officers attended and discovered the cannabis factory at an address in the street where they seized 400 plants..

Officers are investigating, the spokesman added, asking anyone with information to call Gwent Police on 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555111.