POLICE have confirmed that a man was arrested at a house in Hoyland yesterday on suspicion of possessing a firearm and growing cannabis.

Armed police attended the property on Springwood Road around 10am yesterday morning, where they recovered a BB gun.

A police spokeswoman said: "A subsequent search of the property also revealed a cannabis cultivation.

"A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with the intention of causing fear or violence and cultivation of cannabis. He has now been released under investigation."