POLICE carried out a drugs raid in a Hampshire village and discovered about £100,000 worth of cannabis being grown at the property.

A large number of officers converged on a semi-detached house in Roewood Road, Holbury, and discovered scores of cannabis plants being grown on both floors.

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Officers gained entry to the property by smashing a glass door and spent several hours conducting an investigation.

A man was injured jumping out of an upstairs window at the back of the house and was carried to a police vehicle after injuring his leg in the fall.

Last night police confirmed that a 32-year-old suspect had been arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis.

People living in the area said the curtains had been closed for several weeks, with no sign of any activity at the property.

One woman said: "I saw five police vehicles at the house and a lot of officers wearing gloves and masks.

"My first thought was that someone had died. With all the drug dealing around here you never know who might had had an overdose."

The woman said police arrived before 10.30am on Tuesday and were still there at 3.30pm.

She added: "One of the windows at the back of the house was open wide - really wide - and I'm told someone had jumped out.

"I hadn't seen any activity at the property for ages. It was almost as if there was no-one living there."

A man living nearby said: "I saw about six police vehicles outside the house, with officers going in and out of the door.

"Nothing like this has ever happened around here before. I've never seen so many police."

A police spokesman said: "Officers in the New Forest found a large cannabis 'factory' after executing a warrant at a property in Holbury. It is believed that £100k worth of cannabis was being grown within the house.

"Following the discovery officers arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of cannabis cultivation."

Waterside Police tweeted: "House searched and substantial cannabis farm discovered. Evidence seized and investigation now ongoing."

Police have issued advice on how to spot a cannabis factory.

Tell-tale signs include a strong, sickly smell, high levels of condensation, curtains drawn all day long, the constant buzz of a fan and bright lighting at all times of the day and night.