Hertfordshire Constabulary

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    Video caption: Fireworks throwers at University of Hertfordshire sought by police

    Police were called to disperse crowds during a disturbance at the University of Hertfordshire.

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    Video caption: Police arresting boy in Hatfield say 'I'll smash your face in'

    The arrest of the boy in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, has been referred to the police watchdog.

  3. Praise for specials making 'exceptional sacrifice'

    The "spirit" and "exceptional sacrifice" of volunteers working for the police has been praised by the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

    David Lloyd said: "We need the whole community to pull together in a crisis, and nothing epitomises this spirit more than the Special Constabulary.

    "Many have been volunteering for extra shifts for the past few months, and I am also grateful for their employers who have be willing to give them more time to carry out their duties."

    Special police constables

    Assistant Chief Constable Nathan Briant, said: "The sacrifice is truly appreciated by all of us at Hertfordshire Constabulary."

  4. Police response to restrictions 'has not changed'

    Katy Lewis

    BBC News Online

    As the weekend approaches, Hertfordshire Police has thanked us for adhering to the "extraordinary restrictions" placed upon us during the coronavirus pandemic and reminded us that, while some of the restrictions have changed, "lockdown measures have not been lifted".

    Herts police car

    Assistant Chief Constable Nathan Briant said: "Our officers will always use common sense and discretion.

    "In the first instance, we will engage, explain, and encourage – we will only enforce as a last resort.

    "Thanks to our officers engaging with the public in this way, we have rarely had to enforce the government regulations."

    He added that people had "sacrificed so much over these last seven weeks... no-one will want to jeopardise the progress we’ve made by failing to comply with the ongoing restrictions".

  5. Arrests follow warnings about home delivery scam

    As people have ordered more and more online during lockdown, police issued a warning against a home-delivery scam... and now three people have been arrested in Hertfordshire.

    Police said two men and a woman from south London, have been arrested in connection with nine fraud offences, where people received items like smart phones and laptops that they had not ordered.

    A short while later a courier arrived to collect the packages, claiming they had been delivered to the wrong address.

    One arrest was made in Stevenage, after a resident was alerted to the scam after reading about the police warning.

    Officers believe such scams involved purchases being made using stolen bank cards, but the crooks use someone else's address for delivery to try to avoid detection.

    They then ring the addressee and claim to be from the delivery company, say the company's made a mistake and go round to collect the goods.

    The three suspects have been released under investigation.