A woman was struck on the arm after confronting someone taking photos of her house.

Between 11.50am and midday on Wednesday, January 30 on Copthorne Road, Croxley Green, a woman in her 30s noticed another woman taking photographs of her property.

She went out to ask what she was doing, only to become embroiled in a verbal spat.

The photographing woman then hit the victim on the arm before walking away.

PCSO Steven Jacob, from the Rickmansworth and Croxley Green Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We are keen to trace the woman pictured as we believe she may have been in the area at the time of the assault and witnessed what happened, or have further information that could help progress our investigation.

“If you know her, please email me at steven.jacob@herts.pnn.police.uk, report information online at www.herts.police.uk/Report or speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via online web chat, quoting crime reference 41/9780/19. You can also call our non-emergency number 101.”

Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.