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Appeal to find owner of snake

Hertfordshire Police are trying to return a corn snake to its rightful owner.

The snake – which is around 12 inches long and not dangerous – was found in the garden of a property in Masefield Road Harpenden at 9.30 yesterday morning.

If you can help, please contact the Rural Operation Support Team on 101.

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Man charged with five burglaries in Harpenden

A man has been charged with five burglaries in Harpenden and has admitted to committing a further 40 across the county.

Dennis Skiller, aged 32 and from Eagle Close in Leighton Buzzard, was arrested on 9 May.

He admitted five burglaries which occurred in Harpenden between May 3 and 5. Having spent time in custody, he admitted a further 40 offences which took place in Berkhamsted, Tring and Harpenden, as well as in Buckinghamshire.

He appeared at Hatfield Remand Court yesterday and was remanded into custody. He is next due to appear at St Albans Crown Court on May 29.

'Sniffer bees' used to detect bombs

The 'sniffer bees'

We know that sniffer dogs are used to check airport baggage for explosives, but soon there could be a new weapon in the fight against terrorism... sniffer bees!

Inscentinel, a company based in Harpenden in Hertfordshire, is developing a hand held device which has bees inside it.

It uses their incredible sense of smell to detect explosives and could one day be used in airports.

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