A 17-year-old boy from Stevenage was arrested yesterday after police recovered a machete which is said to have been thrown under a car.

At around 6.15pm officers spotted two teenage boys behaving suspiciously in Silam Road, and asked them to stop.

However one of the boys ran off and is accused of discarding an item under a car while being pursued.

Officers apprehended the teen and recovered a large machete from under the vehicle. A quantity of suspected drugs was also found on the boy.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class B drug an offensive weapon and later released under investigation while enquiries continue.