POLICE have raided a Greenock town centre property following a New Year's Day tip-off about a cannabis cultivation.

A section of Nicolson Street has been cordoned off while officers carried out investigations concerning the seizure of the drug.

The scale of the discovery has not been released but Police Scotland have confirmed to the Telegraph that it is a cannabis cultivation.

It comes nearly a year after one of the biggest cannabis farms in Inverclyde was discovered within a former shop on nearby West Blackhall Street.

Police swooped on the former Poundstretchers store last January an uncovered hundreds of plants believed to worth around £1 million.

Police Scotland confirmed that an investigation is underway into the Nicolson Street find.

The cordon at the property remained cordoned off today.

A force spokesperson said: "We were made aware of cannabis being grown at a property on Nicolson Street in Greenock around 6pm on Sunday, 1 January.

"Enquiries are ongoing."