Boy arrested after alleged attempted robbery in Harpenden involving knife

Police are investigating after an alleged attempted robbery in Harpenden. Picture: Archant

Police are investigating after an alleged attempted robbery in Harpenden. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

A 15-year-old boy from St Albans has been arrested on suspicion of assault and possession of a knife after an alleged attempted robbery in Harpenden.

Police are investigating after a 15-year-old boy was said to have been targeted in Manland Way at around 3.30pm on Friday, November 8.

The offender was reported to have been carrying a small knife, and to have punched the victim during the incident.

Following the attack, a boy was arrested and has now been bailed until Friday, December 6.

St Albans Safer Neighbourhood Team Insp Andy Wiseman said: "We will not tolerate knife crime and thankfully incidents like this are unusual in Harpenden.


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"If you have any information about what happened please get in touch by calling 101, quoting crime reference 41/101209/19.

"You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report or speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact."

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