Staff members were threatened and police officers were assaulted after trouble broke out a shopping precinct.

Police were called to Katherine Place in Abbots Langley at 1.30pm yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) following reports of shoplifting at Tesco Express.

• An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft, section 4 public order and assaulting police.

• A 21 year old man was arrested on suspicion of obstructing a police officer.

Both men remain in police custody at this time.