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Police call for witnesses to Potters Bar robbery

Officers have appealed for information following a robbery in Potters Bar.

This incident occurred on Saturday, September 22ndbetween 8.50pm and 9.00pm.

A woman in her 40s was walking alone through the alleyway between Tesco on Mutton Lane and Otways Close, when she was approached by a man and told to hand over her valuables.

The offender than run off and caught up with another man.

The main offender is described as a white man, 6ft tall, skinny build and wearing a black hooded top and a black baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call Herts Police.

Dog-walkers asked to form neighbourhood watch

Dog owners in Potters Bar, South Mimms and Shenley are being encouraged to sign-up for Dog Watch, a new neighbourhood watch initiative being promoted by Hertfordshire Police.

Police Community Support Officer Chris Ramdeen said:

“A dog walker can be out and about at all times of the day so can be the eyes and ears of our community, as they often see or hear suspicious behaviour and they notice things out of the ordinary.

“Being part of Dog Watch is really easy and it won’t take up large amount of your time. We ask members to keep us informed of anything they think is suspicious. They also report graffiti or damage to street furniture to the council.”

Services to mark Potters Bar rail crash

Rescue workers at the scene of the Potters Bar train crash Credit: Reuters

The 10th anniversary of the Potters Bar rail crash will be marked by memorial services today.

The first will take place at a memorial garden close to the site of the Hertfordshire crash which claimed seven lives.

This first service will include the laying of flowers and a minute's silence at 12.56pm: the time the London to King's Lynn train derailed at a faulty set of points

After that there will be a memorial service at Our Lady and St Vincent church in Potters Bar.