AN investigation has been launched after the driver of a car made off at speed after police had stopped the vehicle on a Bradford road.

Police in Baildon stopped the vehicle in the early hours of Saturday morning, but the driver reportedly made off at speed when officers approached it.

The car was found abandoned a short time later after it reportedly hit a kerb.

The vehicle was seized.

A spokesperson for the Shipley Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "During the early hours of the morning (Saturday), officers from the Windhill and Wrose team were conducting patrols following a recent increase in burglaries across our ward areas.

"A vehicle was sighted by officers in Baildon and it made a sharp turn down a street, officers stopped the vehicle which then made off at speed as the officer approached it.

"The vehicle was located a few minutes later abandoned after the driver lost control on the corner and hit a kerb.

"The vehicle was seized and enquiries are ongoing."