TWO men from Bury have been arrested for drug offences after their vehicle was stopped on the M56.

At around 11pm on Monday, June 14 officers from Cheshire Police's Roads Policing Unit, supported by the police helicopter, stopped a silver BMW 116 on the M56 westbound carriageway near to junction 11 for Runcorn.

Quantities of what is believed to be cannabis and crack cocaine were found within the vehicle.

The occupants of the car, a 21-year-old man from Whitefield and a 30-year-old man from Prestwich, were both arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs.

The driver of the car, the 30-year-old man, was also arrested on suspicion of drug driving and driving without insurance.

Both men are currently being held in police custody where they are being questioned by officers.