Pair arrested after drugs, knuckle duster and axe handle found in car near Stansted Airport service station

Police found drugs and weapons in a car near an M11 service station. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Police found drugs and weapons in a car near an M11 service station. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Two men have been arrested and released pending further investigations after police found drugs and weapons in a vehicle near Stansted Airport.

Officers stopped a Renault Espace at about midnight on Friday, August 18, near the Birchanger service station on the M11.

They searched the vehicle and found cannabis, a knuckle duster and an axe handle.

Meanwhile, the curtain sides of a number of lorries parked nearby appeared to have been damaged or tampered with.

Essex Police officers arrested a 34-year-old man, from Basildon, and a 19-year-old man, from Southend.

The men were arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and possession of Class B or C drugs. They were also arrested on suspicion of going equipped for theft.

Essex Police said both men had since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

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