Police have made an arrest after racist language was allegedly used during an argument.

Hertfordshire Constabulary says it is investigating a racially aggravated public order offence in Fairfield Avenue, South Oxhey, at around 10.10pm on Wednesday, June 24.

It was reported that a male driver and a man and a woman out walking their dog were involved in an argument.

"Racially offensive language" was allegedly used, police said.

A man from Watford was arrested in connection with the incident and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

PC Eifert, from the Case Investigation Team, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard the incident. If you believe you were a witness, or if you have any information that you think may assist our investigation then please get in touch.”

Anyone with information can email lauren.eifert@herts.police.uk.

You can also call 101, quoting reference number 41/49489/20.

Just last month, an Indian couple were racially abused and attacked in South Oxhey.

Tarun Agrawal told the Observer in June that he and his wife no longer feel safe going for walks in their neighbourhood after he was punched in Woodhall Lane.

He said the incident happened on the afternoon of May 31 and began when two boys shouted racial slurs about Pakistani people at him and his wife.

A man who intervened, believed to be in his 60s, and an emergency officer were also attacked, police said.

A 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy who were arrested were later released under investigation.