Lancashire Road Police seized a vehicle for forensics after an axe was found on the back seat.Advertisement
Officers made the discovery after a car was stopped in Ribbleton due to the vehicle having false plates.
The incident occurred in Glen View Court at around 12.25am this morning (May 5) and three offenders fled the scene.
Police believe the vehicle, a Vauxhall Vectra, was stolen.
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No arrests have been made.
Anybody with information can contact police on 101.