A 14-inch knife and several small bags of cannabis has been found hidden in a pipe.

The items were spotted by police community support officers Cole and Farrant in Waltham Abbey on Sunday, November 17.

An investigation has been launched to identify and locate the owner following several reports of suspicious activity in the area.

A Tweet from Epping Forest Community Police said:

"PCSO's on patrol in #walthamabbey and following intelligence reports from the public , have found this knife stashed in an out pipe. We do take action on what we are told. knife removed, a potential life saved. #communitypolicing."

If you see or hear anything suspiscious please call Loughton CID on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously crimestoppers-uk.org/