Police and animal welfare specialists raided a property under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

The address in Toms Lane, Kings Langley, was searched on May 27 under section five of the act, after police received intelligence that suggested banned pit bull terriers were being kept at the address.

Police officers were joined by representatives from Three Rivers District Council, the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Royal Veterinary Collage, and animal welfare specialists.

Inside the address, police say a large amount of cash and animal medication was seized alongside paperwork.

Hertfordshire Constabulary says the seized items form part of an ongoing investigation alongside partner agency enquiries into suspected animal welfare offences.

Two dogs were also seized - at the time they were suspected to be pit bull terriers which are banned in the UK - but independent assessment revealed both dogs were not confirmed to be pit bull types.

The police say the dogs have been returned to their owner and enquiries are ongoing.

Sergeant Amy Stansbury, from the Abbots Langley safer neighbourhood team, said: "We took action after receiving intelligence that suggested dogs which are banned breeds in the UK were being kept at the address, and that there were also concerns around the suspected ill-treatment and breeding of the animals.

"This operation highlights just how important partnership working is to neighbourhood policing and also the why it is so vital that the public continues to share information with us so we can build a picture and take action where appropriate."