A MAN suspected of attempting to steal a bike found himself in even more trouble when officers found a cannabis farm at his home.

A male was reported as behaving suspiciously in the early hours near a bike shed in Diglis Dock Lane, Worcester, at around 2am this morning (Tuesday).

A male in his late 40s was arrested for attempted theft of a pedal cycle by patrol officers who arrived quickly.

PC Alex Denny of West Mercia Police said: "After being arrested he was searched and a small amount of white powder was found on his person which he later admitted as being amphetamines.

"Due to the bike thefts in the Cathedral Ward I liaised with a colleague from Worcester City Police Patrol and we conducted an authorised search of his home address in Warndon.

"During the search a small scale professional looking construct cannabis factory was discovered. It was clearly very new and the plants were very young and eight young cannabis plants were seized. The offender has been given a short bail date whilst further enquiries are carried out in relation to the theft matter.

"Worcester Community Housing have been informed and this is a breach of the males tenancy, they will be attending and reviewing his tenancy following this.

West Mercia Police work closely with social housing providers and all incidents similar to this are reported to the relevant provider and persons will be evicted through the courts if they are found to be breaching tenancy agreements."