POLICE have seized around 1,000 cannabis plants, which could have a street value of more than £1million, following a raid at a property in Southampton.

Officers seized the plants after executing a drugs warrant in Dukes Road, Bevois Valley, on Monday.

Police were unable to give a precise figure of the amount of plants seized.

But a spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said it is believed to be around 1,000 plants.

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The spokesperson was also unable to give a street value of the drugs.

But reports of a similar sized seizure in Bristol last year was said to be around £1.1million.

Police say no arrests have been made but an investigation is ongoing.

A Hampshire Police spokesperson said: "A cannabis factory has been found following the execution of a drugs warrant at an address in Dukes Road, Southampton on Monday 13 January.

"No arrests have been made at this time. An investigation is now ongoing. "

Councillor Jacqui Rayment, who is one of the Bevois ward representatives at Southampton City Council, praised the police's work.

She said: "I think we have a growing issue with drugs and County Lines gangs which police are having to deal with.

"It is always welcome when the police manage to disrupt the supply of drugs in the city.

"Disruption to a cannabis farm of this sort of size can only be a good thing."