A group of youths fled the scene of a crash after taking out a lamp post.

Hertfordshire Constabulary were called at around 3.30pm yesterday to reports a car had collided with a street light in Bedmond Road, Abbots Langley.

Social media reports suggested as many as four young men were seen in the blue Renault Scenic which ended up on the verge having dragged a lamp post and telegraph pole across the road.

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A young man in a black hooded coat was pictured leaving the crash

The car’s rear passenger door appeared heavily dented with a smashed window.

Bedmond Road was closed off while Hertfordshire Highways cleared the debris.

Police said the Renault had been seized and enquiries are ongoing.