A woman has been charged following a theft of a charity box in a hotel.

Victoria Evans, 35, of no fixed address, has been charged with theft after a charity box was stolen from the Premier Inn hotel, Ascot Road, Watford, on October 21.

Evans appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on November 14 and was released on conditional bail. She is due to appear in court on 15 January 2020.

PCSO Letita Rawlings, the Watford Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Please make sure you’re taking the appropriate measure to make sure your charity boxes are safe and secure.

“We advise you to secure the charity box by its security cord to a static fixture, such as the till, and make sure you display it in a place that is manned by staff, such as a reception desk or a till point.

“If you have CCTV, make sure you place the charity box in view of it, as that way if it does unfortunately get stolen, you’ll have footage to assist our enquiries.”

You can report incidents online at herts.police.uk/report, via web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or call the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report information online at crimestoppers-uk.org.