A fire which caused substantial damage to a church is believed to have been started deliberately.
The Derby Road Baptist Church in Watford is thought to have been targeted by arsonists early this morning.
Appealing for information to help track down those responsible for the blaze, police said:
Our initial enquiries lead us to believe this was started deliberately, however whilst the exact motivation is unclear, we do not believe this was religiously aggravated. I would like to ask for the public's help in our investigation. The church is situated on the busy ring road in Watford and I would appeal to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity at the church this morning to call police as soon as possible."
– Detective Inspector Matt Phillips, Hertfordshire Police
Police in Watford have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with a burglary at a shop in the High Street. The crime took place at 7am on Monday 19th August at Kismet Kebabs.
Police say a man forced his way into the shop and took money from the till. Anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV images is asked to contact non-emergency number 101 and quote reference C1/13/3873.