Police are investigating after the front door of an optician’s shop was smashed in the early hours.

Hertfordshire Constabulary says it is investigating an incident of attempted burglary and criminal damage in Radlett that occurred on Saturday, November 7.

Around 4.30am, the glass in the front door of Radlett Opticians in Watling Street was smashed by a person with a hammer, the force said.

Police said the offender did not manage to gain entry to the premises and nothing was taken.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information.

PC Mike Morris, of the Radlett Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Were you in the area at the time and did you see or hear anything suspicious? If so I’d like to hear from you.

“Additionally, do you live nearby and have CCTV which may have caught something unusual at this time of the morning?

“If you are able to help I can be contacted directly via email at michael.morris2@herts.pnn.police.uk

Information can also be reported on 101, quoting 41/89831/20.