FIVE people have been arrested after police discovered several suspicious items inside a vehicle this morning.

Police officers stopped a car in Sheep Street, Stow-on-the-Wold at around 2.15am on Thursday, May 2 after they smelt a pungent aroma of cannabis coming from the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle, police found angle grinders, head torches, balaclavas, gloves and replacement number plates.

Four men from Bristol, aged between 22 and 26, and a 16-year-old boy, also from Bristol, were arrested on suspicion of going equipped to steal and possession of a Class B drug.

They remain in police custody for questioning.

Investigating officers are asking anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area last night to get in contact.

Information can be submitted by completing a form on Gloucestershire police's website quoting incident number 21 of May 2. 

Alternatively, information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.