A number of suspicious bags have been found around Yate.

The bags were reported around benches near Abbotswood, with other residents explaining that they had found them near Greenways Road and other areas as well.

Some of the bags can also be found near the underpass by Yate Shopping Centre and benches near the Ridge School Playing Field.

Residents that found the bags explained that they had phoned the police and been told to report the location and time via their online facility.

It is reported that the bags are used to carry illegal drugs like MDMA and cannabis.