Officers are investigating after over a thousand cannabis plants were discovered in Stoke-on-Trent.

Police were called at 9am on Sunday (3 April) following reports of suspicious activity at a property on Old Hall Street in Hanley.

Officers attended and discovered a large grow – spanning several floors of the property.

A total of 295 plants, drugs paraphernalia and two knives were seized. Western Power also attended to isolate electricity at the site.

In the early hours of this morning (4 April) at 2.20am officers discovered a second grow at an address on Paxton Street in Hanley.

The investigation is in its early stages, but officers at the scene believe there are around 1,400 plants at the property.

Staffordshire Police continues to disrupt drug operations across the county as part of Operation Levidrome and officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in these areas recently.

Anyone with any information can contact us on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident 259 of 3 April or 038 of 4 April.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.