An Orpington man was arrested after police seized more than 800 cannabis plants near Ashford.

Kent Police were called to a report of a suspected burglary taking place at an address in Smarden at 1.19am on Saturday February 8.

At the scene officers found a large cannabis farm situated in an outbuilding and arrested a 31-year-old man, three men from Maidstone, aged 24, 26 and 43, two men aged 44 from Wisbech (Lincolnshire); and a 24-year-old man from Orpington.

A 33-year-old man from Faversham was arrested later on the same day.

All were arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and taken into custody while enquiries continue.