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Police raid Little Hulton house for cannabis in connection with shooting

Police raided a house on Mossbrook Drive in Little Hulton, Salford, last night in connection with the arrest of three men over a house shooting.

At around 8pm on Wednesday 12 August officers executed a drugs warrant at the property.

Evidence, including cannabis cultivation equipment, is believed to have been seized from the address.

A 17-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were arrested at the property and taken into police custody for questioning.

Around 18 hours after Wednesday’s shooting on Thornfield Grove in Little Hulton, two boys age 17 and 18, and a 20-year-old man were arrested for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The house on Thornfield Grove was shot at by an unknown gunman at around midnight on Wednesday, smashing the first-floor window while a young family slept inside.

No-one was hurt.

A 17-year-old and 20-year-old were formally arrested last night on suspicion of the production of cannabis.

Little Hulton house shooting: Three age 17, 18 and 20 arrested

Both were also arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs.

Detectives have not linked the Little Hulton shooting to the ongoing retaliation violence over the murder of Paul Massey on Sunday 26 July.

Early this morning, police said they were investigating the possibility that the shooting of a 33-year-old man in Weaste was directly linked to the daylight killing of Mr Massey in Clifton.

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A series of house shootings in Salford, including this one on Whit Lane, where a gunman on a motorbike shot at the front door of a house around midnight on Tuesday 4 August, are thought to be drugs related, although there has been no formal statement on this from Greater Manchester Police.

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