CANNABIS has been discovered in the back of a van on the Mersey Gateway bridge.

Police stopped the Ford Transit on a spot check as it approached the crossing on Queensway in Widnes shortly before 10pm on Tuesday.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: “After conducting a search of the vehicle officers discovered a quantity of cannabis in the back of the van.

“A 32-year-old man from Liverpool was arrested in relation to the discovery.

“He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.”