A missing teenager from Hertfordshire was found safe and well after a police dog called Blue picked up the trail and found him within minutes.
The 14-year-old boy went missing in Baldock on Tuesday and was last seen near the train station in Station Road.
Blue and his handler from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Dog Unit were called to the scene but the boy had disappeared in the park off Clothall Road.
Blue’s nose was soon to the ground and began tracking, catching up with the teenager, who was found safe and well, within a few minutes.
"This is another excellent example of how our team, with our highly trained dogs and handlers, can assist officers around the three counties.
“I am proud of Blue and his handler who prevented the teenager coming to any possible harm or danger by finding him so quickly.”
Three people from Letchworth are in a serious condition in hospital after their car was involved in a collision in Hertfordshire last night.
The accident happened at around 11pm on the A507 Great North Road in Baldock after a Saxo was in collision with an Audi.
The driver of the Saxo, a man in his 30s, and two boys aged 17 and 15 who were travelling with him are in a serious but stable condition. A fourth passenger, a boy aged 15 who is also from Letchworth, was treated for minor injuries. The driver of the Audi did not need hospital treatment. Police are appealing for witnesses.
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Firefighters were called to a large barn fire in Baldock near Letchworth Garden City in the early hours of this morning.
Crews from Baldock, Stevenage and Hitchin attended the scene in Clothall Road just after midnight.
The cause of the blaze is being investigated.
Residents mocked a district council when 30 yellow signs appeared in their neighbourhood to announce that road marking works would take place from February 25 to 30.
People in Baldock, Hertfordshire, were puzzled when North Hertfordshire District Council included the non-existent February 29 and 30.
Some took to Twitter to poke fun, Darren Lucas told the council: "If you'd like my six-year-old to tell you how many days February has, let me know".
Another resident, Patrick Kavanagh, said: "Please let the North Herts District Council know that the residents of the Church Street and Orchard Road area appreciate the decision of the council to add two days to the month of February."
Hertfordshire Police are warning people to be vigilant in the run up to Christmas following a number of burglaries in Baldock and Royston.
Officers say thieves tend to strike in the late afternoon or early evening and are stealing jewellery, electrical items and Christmas presents.
Reports of A1(M) Southbound partially blocked due to a broken down lorry at J10 A1 / A507 (Stotfold / Baldock). On the roundabout.
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