Double murder enquiry launched after two dead in cannabis farm robbery
We’ve launched a double murder investigation after two men died from knife injuries in what’s believed to have been a robbery at a cannabis factory.
Police received several 999 calls just after 3.30am this morning (20 Feb) from members of the public reporting a group of lads trying to force entry to a house Pensnett Road, Brierley Hill.
A fight spilled out into the street during which two men suffered stab wounds and a car crashed into parked vehicles.
One man was pronounced dead at the scene while a second man, who was driven to hospital, later died from stab injuries.
A cannabis factory was later found inside a property in Pensnett Road.
Detectives have arrested one man on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and enquiries are underway to identify other men involved in the robbery and subsequent stabbings.
Homicide Unit Inspector Nick Barnes, said: “We believe this property was deliberately targeted by a group of men who knew it was being used to cultivate cannabis.
Witnesses have reported the property being attacked, windows broken, and men running away carrying plants.
“In the ensuing disorder two men have suffered fatal knife wounds.
“We’re appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the disorder or people or vehicles leaving the scene to get in touch.
“I’d also like to hear from any motorists who were in the area at the time and have dash cam footage as they also may have recorded something important.”
Anyone with information is urged to message us via Live Chat at our website or call us on 101. Alternatively they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111; callers won’t be asked for their names and calls cannot be traced.