An investigation has been launched after a stash of class A and B drugs were seized from an East Lancashire pub. 

Officers raided the Farholme Tavern Pub in Bacup earlier on Thursday (October 27) and discovered large quantities of drugs as well as associated paraphernalia and a number of mobile phones.

The raid came off the back of a tip-off from members of the local community who raised concerns with police that drugs were being stored at and supplied from the Newchurch Road pub.

No arrests have been made but an investigation is now underway. 

A spokesperson for the police said: "Following reports from the local community concerning drugs supply and storage at the Farholme Tavern Pub, Newchurch Road, Bacup, officers from East division targeted crime team and intelligence department, supported by Tac-ops attended and executed a warrant issued under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

"Quantities of what is believed to be class A and B drugs were recovered along with paraphernalia and phones.

"No arrests were made but an investigation has commenced into the supply of drugs."