A 60-YEAR-old man was arrested after police uncovered a cannabis farm in New Brighton.

A large quantity of cultivation equipment was seized yesterday (Tuesday) together with cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £30,000.

A 60-year-old man was arrested during the raid and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Neighbourhood inspector Ian Shaw said: "Merseyside Police treats all drug production, cultivation and supply seriously.

"This is a significant seizure and local people should be reassured that we will act on any information we receive about drugs misuse, take out warrants and bring offenders before the courts."

Anyone with information relating to this incident or drug-related crime in their area is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.