THIEVES ransacked a Wirral pub and stole cash after forcing their way in through a skylight.

Police are appealing for information following the burglary of the Cheshire Cheese pub in Wallasey Village, which happened in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Officers were called at 8.45am on Saturday after the raid was discovered.

They believe it took place sometime between 0.45am and 8.45am.

Police said the thieves broke in via a skylight in the roof of the building, before making an "untidy search" of the bar area.

They took a quantity of cash from a safe inside.

A full investigation into the incident has been launched and house-to-house enquires have been carried out. CCTV opportunities are also being explored.

Crime Scene Investigators also examined the pub.

Detective Constable Chris O’Connor said: “The landlord is understandably devastated that the pub has been targeted.

"It's shameful that there are people who think it is acceptable to destroy other people's hard work and enterprise for their own gain and we are determined to bring those responsible before the courts.

"I would like to reassure the community that we are working to identify the person or people responsible and would appeal to anyone who was in the area and noticed anything suspicious near to or outside the Cheshire Cheese pub on Friday night into Saturday morning to contact police. Your information will be looked at thoroughly and could really help our enquiries.

“We are also keen to hear from anyone who may have heard anything about the incident in the days since to contact us with any information.”

Anyone with information should  Wirral CID on 0151 777 2260 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.