Police praise public after Radlett arrests

PUBLISHED: 18:35 12 August 2012

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POLICE have praised Radlett residents for their help on Monday when officers were pursuing two men in connection with an alleged burglary.

A police helicopter flew to Radlett to support officers on the ground following reports of a burglary in Bushey.

Herts Police were called at around 5.10pm after receiving information about a burglary in Merry Hill Road on August 6.

A spokeswoman said that after a short pursuit the suspects ran away from a vehicle.

Two men were arrested a short time later in Watling Street.

While quashing reports that 20 police cars turned up for the incident, she declined to say how many vehicles attended it.

The spokeswoman said: “The number of officers and police resources seen to be dealing with this matter may have appeared excessive.

“However, the level of response and specialist police units used is indicative of our commitment to tackle crime of this nature and bring police pursuits to a safe conclusion.”

The spokeswoman added: “I am aware of a number of members of the public who assisted by either making 999 calls or directing officers at the scene. We are most grateful for this assistance.”

Police are appealing for further information from witnesses who may have seen people running through rear gardens in the centre of Radlett.

They have also asked residents to remain vigilant and report any vehicles acting suspiciously to police, particularly containing groups of young men.

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