Seventy pounds was stolen after a house was burgled in Bovingdon in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Hertfordshire Constabulary said that an offender, or offenders, gained entry into the back of a property in Hyde Lane and stole a handbag after being disturbed by the occupants.

The incident is said to have happened between 3.30am and 3.40am. 

Despite the bag being recovered, seventy pounds was stolen and the suspects left through the back door.