A pair of drug makers have been jailed after a police raid discovered a 'huge cannabis factory' in Bexleyheath.

Quoc Tuan Tran, 25, was jailed for 14 months at Woolwich Crown Court on July 26 and Tarn Tuan-Tu, 18, was jailed for 18 months following a later hearing in the West Midlands.

Police raided a house in Harris Road, Bexleyheath, in March after patrols of the Brampton ward prompted suspicions.

Police found a "huge" cannabis factory in the bedrooms and the loft of the house with over 200 cannabis plants.

The pair were arrested at the scene and charged by PC Jason Slack with the production of class B drugs and abstracting electricity.

PC Slack said: "Drug use and supply is a significant concern for the residents of Brampton Ward. It is also one of our promises to our ward that we will work towards this concern.

"We hope our investigation and the sentences shows that drug production and supply will always been investigated and action will be taken on our residents concerns."

Tran pleaded guilty to the production of class B drugs and abstracting electricity. Tuan Tu was found not guilty, with a jury accepting the defence he was just visiting the house.

Tuan-Tu was later sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for an earlier offence of producing class B drugs in the West Midlands, having gone on the run and failed to appear on bail.

Both are liable for deportation from the UK when they are released from prison.

There was a delay in releasing information because of the West Midland investigation.