Five people have been arrested after a cannabis farm with up to 1,000 plants was discovered in a mid Suffolk village.

Officers from Suffolk police's east Kestrel team attended an address in Webbs Road in Kenton, near Debenham, on Friday.

They then entered the property to discover three rooms containing up to 1,000 cannabis plants.

A 38-year-old was arrested on suspicion on cultivation of cannabis, suspicion of abstracting electricity and suspicion of possession of a bladed weapon.

A 24-year-old, two 30-year-olds and a 51-year-old were all arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.

East Anglian Daily Times: The cannabis plants found in Kenton, near DebenhamThe cannabis plants found in Kenton, near Debenham (Image: Suffolk police)

All five suspects were taken to Martlesham police investigation centre for questioning.

They were released on bail to answer on March 31.

Sgt Kelvin Wenden, from the Kestrel team at Suffolk police, said the discovery was "by far the largest" cannabis factory he had seen in his 13-year career.

He added: "We will not stop in our pursuit in bringing criminals to justice, and serious hauls like this ensure that criminals need to keep looking over their shoulders knowing that Suffolk police will be hot on their tails."