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Attempted robberies in Bishop's Stortford: Bradley Gill of Little Hadham charged

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A man from Little Hadham is being held in custody after five teenage boys were targeted by would-be robbers in Bishop's Stortford at the weekend.

The offences happened in the town centre and on the Havers estate in broad daylight on Saturday and Sunday (December 15-16). The victims were aged 14 to 16.

They form part of 15 allegations of robbery and attempted robbery across Hertfordshire last week against 18-year-old Bradley Gill, of Lloyd Taylor Close, Little Hadham.

He appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on Wednesday (December 18) charged with six counts of robbery and nine of attempted robbery. He was remanded in custody to appear at St Albans Crown Court on Friday (December 20).

A 19-year-old man from Potters Bar, a 16-year-old boy from Little Hadham and a 15-year-old boy from Waltham Cross have also been arrested in connection with the investigation. They have all been released under investigation while police inquiries continue.

Two boys, aged 15 and 14, were targeted in an incident in The Causeway in Stortford on Saturday at around 2pm. Money was taken from the elder boy.

At about the same time, a 16-year-old boy was the victim of an attempted robbery near Thirst youth café in South Street.

On Sunday, there were attempted robberies in Piggotts Way at around 2pm against a 15-year-old boy and in Sworder's Field at an unknown time against a 16-year-old lad.

Besides the five in Stortford, the offences include six in Potters Bar, two in St Albans and one each in Hertford and Brookmans Park between December 11 and 16.

Anyone with information which might help police with their inquiries is asked to email Detective Constable Barnaby Goding at barnaby.goding@herts.pnn.police.uk.

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in Hertfordshire Constabulary's force communications room via an online webchat at herts.police.uk/contact or call non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report information online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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