A teenager charged with possession of a firearm has been remanded in custody.

Vinal Rathnaweera, 18, of North Watford, appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on Thursday in connection with an incident where a person was seen holding a gun in Watford town centre in the early hours of August 13.

A pre-trial preparation hearing has been scheduled for September 19 at St Albans Crown Court.

Police were called to Albert Road South on August 13 and seized a gun, ammunition, and a vehicle.