A MAN has been arrested after police raiding a town centre property found a ‘six foot tall Christmas tree’ of cannabis.

Officers from the Barnsley tasking team attended the house on Henshall Street yesterday (Thursday).

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson commented on the plant’s festive appearance in a photo posted to social media, adding: “It's not a six foot Christmas tree, it's a six foot cannabis plant.

“The Barnsley tasking team found a cannabis set at a property on Henshall Street today.

“A 31-year-old man was arrested at the scene.”