Masked gang storm Stoke-on-Trent house with 150 cannabis plants inside

Masked men have stormed a Stoke-on-Trent house - with 150 cannabis plants inside. Police discovered the cannabis factory after being alerted to the masked gang.

The drama unfolded on Lansdowne Street, in Dresden, at 3.45pm on Friday, July 5. Police guarding the property remained on the street into the evening - with National Grid called in.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "We are appealing for information after a cannabis grow was found inside an address in Stoke-on-Trent. We received a call to reports of masked men trying to force their way inside. When we went to the scene, a cannabis grow involving around 150 plants was found inside."

Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with any information should call the police on 101, quoting incident number 438 of July 5, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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