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RSPCA's appeal to public in bid to save animals from litter harm

RSPCA's appeal to public in bid to save animals from litter harm

RSPCA's appeal to public in bid to save animals from litter harm

Figures from the animal protection charity show its officers were called to 72 litter incidents in Hertfordshire in 2020.


Boy, 14, lay in pain for seven hours waiting for ambulance

Boy, 14, lay in pain for seven hours waiting for ambulance

Boy, 14, lay in pain for seven hours waiting for ambulance

Hockerill Anglo-European College student dislocated his knee in kick-about on sports pitch during break


Stortford woman taken to hospital with serious injuries after A120 crash

Stortford woman taken to hospital with serious injuries after A120 crash

Stortford woman taken to hospital with serious injuries after A120 crash

Van driver helping police with inquiries after woman's stationary BMW hit between Takeley and Dunmow.


Council tax fraudsters target East Herts households

Council tax fraudsters target East Herts households

Council tax fraudsters target East Herts households

The district council said: "We have had reports of several types of scams at the moment offering council tax refunds."


Class A drugs seized and two arrested in raids by 80 police in Stortford

Class A drugs seized and two arrested in raids by 80 police in Stortford

Class A drugs seized and two arrested in raids by 80 police in Stortford

Warrants executed at five homes on Stortford Fields and Havers estates in response to concerns from residents.


Women outnumber men among new recruits to Essex Police

Women outnumber men among new recruits to Essex Police

Women outnumber men among new recruits to Essex Police

At the passing out parade of 59-strong cohort there were 31 women – the largest number in one intake in the force's history.


Police spring seasonal crime prevention campaign on Herts residents

Police spring seasonal crime prevention campaign on Herts residents

Police spring seasonal crime prevention campaign on Herts residents

Operation Gnome: "We often see an increase in thefts from gardens, sheds and garages during the spring."


Herts police's 'helping hand' for victims of child exploitation

Herts police's 'helping hand' for victims of child exploitation

Herts police's 'helping hand' for victims of child exploitation

Officers led by the force's Halo team are writing pledges on their palms to raise awareness of National Child Exploitation Awareness Day.


Police's e-scooter warning after surge in children using them for school

Police's e-scooter warning after surge in children using them for school

Police's e-scooter warning after surge in children using them for school

Electric scooters are currently permitted to be ridden only on private land with the landowner’s permission or as part of a Government trial.


Tributes to Sawbridgeworth 'devoted father and perfect brother' killed in crash

Tributes to Sawbridgeworth 'devoted father and perfect brother' killed in crash

Tributes to Sawbridgeworth 'devoted father and perfect brother' killed in crash

Lorry driver Lee Firth, 48, a father of two and one of nine siblings, died at the scene of a three-vehicle crash on the A12 in Suffolk.


Herts police commissioner to increase support for domestic violence victims

Herts police commissioner to increase support for domestic violence victims

Herts police commissioner to increase support for domestic violence victims

The Beacon Safeguarding Hub contacts an average of 340 medium-risk domestic abuse victims a month.


Trading standards warning over Census 2021 'fine' scam

Trading standards warning over Census 2021 'fine' scam

Trading standards warning over Census 2021 'fine' scam

A caller claiming to be from the council suggested the Census form had been completed incorrectly and a fine had to be paid.


Man's robbery ordeal after being pulled into car and attacked with knife

Man's robbery ordeal after being pulled into car and attacked with knife

Man's robbery ordeal after being pulled into car and attacked with knife

Victim, 20, was walking through Link Road car park when two males pulled him into a silver/grey, five-door hatchback.


Share your innovative ideas on improving road safety

Share your innovative ideas on improving road safety

Share your innovative ideas on improving road safety

Over the last four years, the Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd's Road Safety Fund has awarded over £1.2m to more than 70 schemes.


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