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Arrests made after car plunges into canal

It's believed the car which plunged into a Hertfordshire canal on Friday failed to stop for police.

A 21-year-old male left the car and ran off on foot, while his two passengers, a 17-year-old male and a 19-year-old woman were helped out of the water by police.

All three were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and released on bail. The 17-year-old suffered a minor injury to the head.


Rewards for recycling your rubbish

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You could get shopping vouchers for recycling your rubbish Credit: PA

Tens of thousands of households will be given shopping vouchers if they recycle more under a £5 million fund to promote weekly bin collections.

Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles says that people should be rewarded for recycling more instead of being punished with "draconian" fines.

He highlighted a successful pilot scheme in Windsor where the council weighs each household's recycling and rewards them with vouchers for national and local retailers worth up to £135 a year.

It is a myth that fortnightly bin collections or unfair bin fines are needed to increase recycling. Rewards for recycling show how working with families can deliver environmental benefits without the draconian approach of punishing people and leaving out smelly rubbish. This Government is protecting the local environment by supporting recycling, as well as championing weekly collections which protect local amenity and public health. Councils with fortnightly collections will not receive government funding and are short-changing their residents with an inferior service.

– Eric Pickles MP, Communities and Local Government Secretary

Have you seen missing Charley?

Police are concerned for the welfare of Charley Poole Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Hertfordshire Police are appealing to the public for their help in finding a missing teenager from Bedmond. Officers now believe she may be in company with another missing teenager from Stevenage.

Seventeen year old Charley Poole is described as slim and around 5ft 7ins tall. One side of her hair is shaven. She was last seen wearing black leggings and a white top. She was wearing black and white pumps.

Reece was last seen on the 28th August Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Charley may be in the company of sixteen year old Reece Hines, who was last seen in Hatfield.

Reece is described as slim. He was last seen wearing a grey tracksuit top and bottoms, a black baseball cap and trainers.

It’s possible they may be in Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Borehamwood, Stevenage or Hatfield.


Man arrested over hit and run in Hemel Hempstead

Police have arrested a man over a fatal hit and run in Hemel Hempstead.

Sixteen year-old Fazan Ahmed was knocked down in the collision on Friday 22nd August. He died two days later in hospital from his injuries.

A 20-year-old man from Berkhamstead has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He's currently in police custody and is being questioned about the collision.

Fazan Ahmed was the victim of a hit and run Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Police investigate assault in Bishops Stortford

Have you seen this man? Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Police investigating an assault in Bishop’s Stortford have released CCTV images of two men they wish to speak with as part of their investigation.

A 26-year-old man and a woman were in a fast food shop on Friday 15th August when the man was involved in an argument with two men.

One of the men hit the victim on the head causing him to fall to the floor.

The two men then fled the shop.

Thankfully the victim wasn’t more seriously injured and only received bruising. I would like to speak with the two men pictured, one who is believed to be from the Chigwell, Essex, area, as they may be able to assist the investigation.

– PC Jon Channell, Hertfordshire Police
Police want to speak to this man as part of their investigation Credit: Hertfordshire Police

16 year-old student killed the day after he received his GCSE results

Fazan Ahmed was described as
Fazan Ahmed was described as Credit: Hertfordshire Police

The family of Fazan Ahmed, who was killed in a hit and run incident in Hemel Hempstead on Friday evening, attended a press conference today where they urged for the driver to give himself in.

Fazan was playing football on the day after he had received his GCSE results. He was struck by a blue car, possibly a Ford Focus, which then drove on. Police believe that the car would have suffered damage in the collision and have asked garage staff and car mechanics to keep an eye out for it.

This tragedy has torn not just this family apart, but his friends and the community as a whole. To the driver we say, please come forward. Look at the devastation you have caused this family, its friends and the community as a whole.

– Ahmed family statement
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