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Man's body found in woodland in Hertford

The death is currently being treated as unexplained. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man's body has been found in woodland in Hertford.

Police were called to Bullocks Lane on Saturday evening.

A man in his 30s has been arrested in connection with the investigation and released on police bail pending further police enquiries.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained.


Police say crash witness holds "key" information

Police are appealing for a witness to come forward Credit: Hertfordshire Constabulary

Police are appealing for a witness to a collision last July to contact them again.

Three children were injured when a car crashed into a field off the bypass near Rush Green near Hertford, Hertfordshire on July 17.

A ten-year-old boy was left with life changing injuries and police say they do not know why the Peugeot 206 came off the A10.

After the crash police say a man, calling from the Cheshunt area, contacted them.

"We believe this man has information that is key to the investigation and we need to urgently speak to him. “I would like to reassure this person that you do not need to give me your details and you will not have to go to court but it is vital that I speak to you."

– PC Grant Duke

Pedestrian suffers head injury following hit and run

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision on Fore Street Credit: PA

A pedestrian has suffered a head injury following a hit and run in Hertford.

The 21-year-old man collided with a car just after 12.30am this morning (22 October) on Fore Street.

The vehicle, which was possibly a black Vauxhall Astra, then drove off without stopping.

The victim suffered a head injury and was taken to the Lister Hospital for further treatment.

Detective Sergeant Angela Griffiths said: “There were a large number of people in the area enjoying Hertford’s nightlife. I would appeal to anyone who saw what happened to get in touch with police.”

  • Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101

Teenager's arm set alight in Hertfordshire park

The assault happened at Hartham Common in Hertford. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A teenager's arm was set on fire as he walked through a park in Hertfordshire.

The 17-year-old was approached by three young men at Hartham Common in Hertford, close to the children's play area, between 6.45pm and 7.20pm on Monday, July 24.

They sprayed a substance - thought to be deodorant - on his arm before using a cigarette lighter to ignite it. The victim quickly extinguished the flame.

“This was an understandably frightening experience for the victim, who luckily is not seriously hurt.

"This attack could have had a very different outcome and the victim could have suffered life-changing injuries."

– Sgt Michael Clark, Hertfordshire Police.

The three men were between 5ft 2in and 5ft 4in tall and were all wearing dark-coloured hoodies.


Police ask for help to find missing 16-year-old

Braydon was last seen in Cheshunt. Credit: Hertfordshire Police.

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a teenager who has gone missing from Hertfordshire.

Braydon Hall, 16, is from Broxbourne. He was last seen in the Cheshunt area on Friday, September 9.

He is described as being around 5ft 6in tall, of thin build, with short mousey brown hair.

Braydon was last seen wearing a light grey hoody, slightly darker grey jogging bottoms, a grey baseball cap with a black peak and white trainers with blue and red on them.

He was carrying a black and purple Nike bag which contained a change of clothes and footwear.

It is believed that Braydon may be in the Hertford or Hoddesdon areas.

Anyone who sees Braydon, or knows of his whereabouts, is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 straight away.

Nine arrests in Essex and Hertfordshire following police drugs raids

Nine people have been arrested after around a hundred police officers carried out early morning drug raids in Hertfordshire, Essex and London.

Police have arrested nine people in a drugs operation in Hertfordshire and Essex. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Police say it was part of a proactive operation to disrupt the supply of drugs in the East Herts area.

Nine people were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug including two men from Harlow aged 55 and 20 along with three men and a woman from Hertford.

“The execution of these warrants was the culmination of months of intelligence led work and the operation has been a success.

“Whilst there isn’t a significant issue with drugs in our area I want to be very clear where we have information people are involved in dealing or supply, we will target these people and bring them to justice.

– Chief Insp Gerry McDonald, Hertfordshire Police
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