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Crime in Cambridgeshire: Balaclavas and guns found in speeding car stopped in Peterborough

A routine police stop of a car resulted in officers finding balaclavas and guns in the vehicle.

Cambridgeshire Police were on patrol in Peterborough on Thursday (January 13) when officers stopped a car for speeding in the area.

However, when the car was checked, clothing and weapons that had been used to commit violent crimes were found.

Read more: The latest crime news from across Cambridgeshire

Items found include a police baton and three black and gray balaclavas with eye and nose holes.

Police also said the driver of the vehicle later tested positive for drugs, meaning he should not have been driving.

A police spokesman said on Friday: “We got more than we bargained for yesterday when we stopped a speeding car in Peterborough.

We got more than we bargained for yesterday when we stopped a speeding car in Peterborough

We found drugs, balaclavas and a baton before the driver tested positive for drugs

Help us fight drugs and guns https://t.co/eY8tAMSyOJ. Report drunk and drug drivers 0800 032 0845 pic.twitter.com/ZIhkRdm10s

— Cambs Police (@CambsCops)

“We found drugs, balaclavas and a baton before the driver tested positive for drugs

“Help us fight drugs and guns. Report drunk and drug drivers on 0800 032 0845.”

You can also report crime online by visiting the police website here.

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