POLICE found a stun gun, a hatchet, harvested cannabis plants and multiple balaclavas in a Mercedes abandoned in Bradford.

West Yorkshire Police officers were conducting proactive work in the Great Horton area in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, February 7).

It was during this that they saw a Silver Mercedes C270 make off from them.

A short chase ensued before the car was abandoned.

A post on the West Yorkshire Police - Bradford South Facebook page added: "Officers located a viable stun gun inside of the vehicle, a hatchet, multiple harvested cannabis plants and multiple balaclavas.

"These have all been seized for forensic examination.

"During the deployment officers also seized a vehicle for no insurance and conducted multiple stop and searches."