THE remains of a cannabis farm were found in one of the oldest pubs in Wirral.
Acting on a tip-off police searched Peggy Gadfly’s on Victoria Road, New Brighton, on Wednesday.
Over two floors of the corner pub they found the remnants of a drugs factory and evidence of a recent harvest and attempted clean-up operation.
They seized a number of cannabis roots and items used in the growing of the drug.
Inquiries at the pub – said to be New Brighton’s first hotel dating back more than 160 years – took officers to a house in Northbrook Road, Wallasey which was also searched and 50 cannabis plants found.
In total eight people were arrested and questioned.
Four women aged 24, 36 and 44 from Wallasey and a 53-year-old from New Brighton along with a 45-year-old man from Prenton and three Wallasey men aged 41, 42 and 52 were all questioned on suspicion of production of cannabis before being bailed pending further inquiries.