Police forces from three districts teamed up after responding to a report of an attempted theft of a motorbike.

Officers from Dacorum, Three Rivers, and Watford were called to Kings Langley, in the early hours of this morning.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Constabulary said: “Police were called to reports of an attempted theft of a motorbike on Ovaltine Drive, Kings Langley at just after 1.30am today (Wednesday 25 March).

“Officers attended and detained a boy and a man following a short foot chase.

“A 17 year old from Watford and a 20 year old from Watford were both arrested on suspicion of attempted theft of a motor vehicle and going equipped to steal.

“They remain in police custody at this time.”

Separate to the incident, Hertfordshire Constabulary has issued a warning in parts of the county after a spate of bike thefts.

Over the last two weeks, there have been 19 reports of motorbikes and mopeds being stolen across East Herts, Dacorum, Welwyn Hatfield and Three Rivers.

Officers are carrying out extensive work to trace suspects, including checking CCTV and house-to-house enquiries.

Inspector Nicola Dean from the Hertfordshire Constabulary’s crime reduction unit, said: “We are asking owners to take precautions to ensure their vehicles are protected. It sounds simple but always lock your bike and set its alarm if it has one. Where possible, try to use a designated motorcycle parking place with a stand and security loop.

“We recommend that you use a motorbike cover so that it’s not on show and is less likely to attract attention. If a potential thief does attempt to steal it, there’s a chance that the rustling from removing the cover will draw attention to them and they might think again."