It's been reported that police have searched a septic tank and garden at the home of missing Hertfordshire author Helen Bailey.
The 51-year-old was last seen at her house in Royston on Monday 11th April. Police have released a picture of her pet dog Boris in the hope it may help track her down.
Officers believe she left home with her dog, a brown miniature Dachshund, which has also not been seen since.
Police refused to confirm exact details of the search but say they're continuing to explore a number of areas.
Hertfordshire Police say concern is growing for a woman from Royston who's not been seen for almost a week.
51-year-old Helen Bailey is described as slim, with long black hair but it is not known what she was wearing at the time she went missing.
She was last seen around 2.45pm on Monday April 11.
It is also believed that Helen has her dog with her – a miniature Dachshund. Helen is known to have connections to Kent, Northumbria and London.
Its name hinted at origins in a Parisian back street but Hotel Chocolat actually began life in Royston in Hertfordshire and has become an international success with shops in many of our towns and cities.
The company now boasts revenues of £81 million a year and when it is floated on the stock market its founders stand to make a fortune.
Huntingdon-based company Hotel Chocolat will be floated on the stock market raising capital to fund expansion of the business.
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A man's been arrested after police uncovered a quantity of what's thought to be cocaine and cannabis at a house in Royston.
Officers raided the property in Mill Road on Friday 26th June. As well as the drugs they also found weighing scales and deal bags.
A 44-year-old man from Royston was arrested at the property on suspicion of possession of Class A and Class B drugs and possession with intent to supply. The man currently remains in police custody for questioning.
Drug related crime in Royston is low and to keep it that way we are determined to deal robustly with anyone believed to be involved in such offences. Through our own investigations and information from the public, we can work together to keep Royston safe and I would therefore strongly encourage people to always report suspicious activity to us should they come across it.
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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.
A 28-year-old man from Royston in Hertfordshire has been killed after he was involved in a fatal road traffic collision on the A507 this morning.
Jamie Horgan died at the scene following the incident which took place just past the turning for Throcking.
The passenger, a 31-year-old man, suffered minor injuries.
The collision, which involved a black Vauxhall Corsa which had been travelling westbound, occurred at around 3.20am. The vehicle left the road and came to rest in a field.
Police are now appealing for witnesses and information.