THREE men armed with baseball bats were arrested by police as they tried to raid a petrol station in Bradford early today.

The trio leapt from a silver Audi A3 at the Valley Court Shell garage on Canal Road, at about 4.35am.

A police spokesman said: "Thankfully some police units were close by and got there quickly. We have three people in custody.

"The Audi sped off and we are still trying to find that."

He added that no-one was hurt and nothing was believed to have been stolen.