AN investigation is under way after a vehicle was left abandoned in Haslingden.

Officers found the car in the Grane Road at around 8am yesterday.

The vehicle was discovered in a ditch near the turn-off to Belthorn.

Police said it was uncertain how the green Honda Accord came to be in the road or if there had been an accident.

A spokesman from the road policing unit said it appeared that the driver had lost control of the vehicle before leaving it.

He said: “The car had lost control but there was no trace of anybody with it.

“We are not sure if there had been a collision.”

He added that officers were hoping the driver would come back to collect the vehicle.

Police are now looking to trace the owner and anyone with information should call police on 101.