A SPOOKY event is coming to Bradford next month, where people have the chance to encounter some of the ghouls that haunt some of the old police cells in the city.

The Ghost Hunt is taking place at the Bradford Police Museum at City Hall.

Guests can participate in a Victorian séance, table tipping experiments, ouija boards, glass divination, a human pendulum and lone vigils to communicate with the 'other side'.

Over the years there have been a number of reports of paranormal activity at the museum, which was formerly Bradford Police Station and Law Courts, built in 1873.

It was designed so that prisoners could be processed straight into the cells to be held until they were due in the courthouse without leaving the building.

Between 1873 and 1954, a total of 11 prisoners were sent to be executed from the cells.

Over the years there have been reports of ghosts and other paranormal activity around the museum, which is based in City Hall, including in the cells, former police resting areas, the toilets, and City Hall's old Victorian courtroom.

These occurrences are said to include, cold spots, electrical disturbances, mechanical objects turning on and working themselves, rapping and banging on walls on request, unexplained incarnate voices heard in empty areas, objects moving and even witnessed being thrown, object disappearing then turning up in strange areas, unusual foul smells, and toilet roll unwinding itself in front of ladies in toilets.

Visitors may also get the chance to meet Bradford's famous ghost Chains Charlie, a former prisoner who had been tortured before being executed for murder.

Martin Baines, chairman of Bradford Police Museum, said the museum opened nobody knew who Chains Charlie was, but his story was revealed by one of the museum's volunteers.

He said: "He is a former prisoner arrested in the 19th century for murdering a prison officer, and for well over a century this legend has persisted.

"Les Vasey, a former police officer, identified who he was, and has written a book on Chains Charlie.

"City Hall is reputed to be haunted and many visitors have experienced paranormal activity when visiting."

The Ghost Hunt takes place on Saturday, May 6, from 9pm. For more information, visit simplyghostnights.co.uk/events/ghost-hunt-bradford-police-museum, or call 0800 0096240. Organisers have warned that places are limited.

The Museum itself is open every weekend over the summer, from 11am to 3pm on Fridays, and from 12pm to 4pm on Saturdays.