A 49-year-old man was arrested after the attempted theft of a vehicle led police to discover a cannabis cultivation in his home.

On November 25, police were called to Valley Road, Staincross, following reports of a vehicle theft.

A man had attempted to steal a white Renault van before being stopped by the van's owner.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: "Officers attended and arrested a 49 year-old man on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, going equipped and criminal damage.

"The suspect requested officers to secure his property on Valley Road an upon officers' arrival they located 12 cannabis plants.

"The man was further arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation. He has been released under investigation."