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Cannabis farm found in Selkirk's Queen's Head Inn

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A number of people are being questioned following the discovery of a cannabis farm in a rundown public house in the Scottish Borders.

Police swooped on the Queens Head Inn in Selkirk on Tuesday when they found a large number of plants.

They also recovered various items of cultivation equipment.

A police spokesman said: "Officers are following a positive line of inquiry in relation to this matter. A number of men have been detained."

Apart from a brief three-month spell at the end of 2013, the Queens Head Inn has been boarded up since it was sold by Punch Taverns in 2011.

The former coaching inn is currently listed on the Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland.

It was advertised for sale last year for offers over £125,000.

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