Police have revealed the unsolved crimes in south west Hertfordshire that happened during lockdown.

As the majority of the population stayed inside, the emergency services were still at work every single day.

Officers were on the scene of major incidents, road traffic collisions and patrolled the streets to keep us safe.

And Hertfordshire Police have released information on crimes that are currently unsolved. 

The unsolved crimes that happened during the second lockdown:

Teenage girl assaulted in Watford town centre

A teenage girl lost consciousness after she was hit by a man in Watford town centre.

Police are probing an assault on a 17-year-old that happened at around 3.20pm on Tuesday, November 24.

Detectives have been told a girl was walking through the subway at the end of The Parade with a friend when they are were approached by a man.

Watford Observer: The assault happened in a subway in The Parade. Credit: Google Street ViewThe assault happened in a subway in The Parade. Credit: Google Street View

Police say the man tried talking to them, which made the girls feel uncomfortable.

The situation then escalated and one of the girls was assaulted and knocked to the floor, leaving her unconscious.

A man is understood to have intervened, who police are hoping to trace.

Drone incident near Elstree Aerodrome

Hertfordshire Police received a report on Sunday, November 22, after a pilot instructor and his pupil encountered the drone flying around 1,000 ft in restricted airspace over Bushey Heath.

They were flying a Piper single engine four seater training aircraft.

It is illegal to fly drones and model aircraft in the vicinity of airports and no suspect has been identified yet in relation to this incident.

Watford Observer: Elstree AerodromeElstree Aerodrome

To pilot a drone commercially you need a license from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

“Luckily on this occasion the pilot managed to land his aircraft safely,” explained PC Gerard Handscombe. “But this incident put not only the pilot and his passenger in danger, but also the residents below.

“This was a serious offence and with drone flying becoming a popular hobby, I’d like to remind owners that failing to fly your drone safely could result in a criminal prosecution and/or your drone license being revoked by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

“The CAA are working closely with us in an effort to encourage owners to act both legally and responsibly and anyone found to be flying their drone in a manner deemed unsafe or reckless will be dealt with robustly.”

Criminal damage and attempted arson in Croxley Green

The criminal damage happened in Baldwins Lane on the evening of Monday 16 November, when a black car parked outside a property had its front windscreen smashed.

Between 5.45pm and 6pm on Saturday 21 November, petrol was poured over a van, also parked outside the same property on Baldwin’s Lane.

An occupant of the property, a man, interrupted the offender – also a man – and attempted to detain him.

The offender assaulted the victim before running down Winton Drive.

There, he got into a dark-coloured vehicle which drove away at speed.

The victim suffered an injury to one of his fingers as a result of the incident.

The offender is described as white and aged between 30 and 40 years old. He was wearing a dark-coloured hooded jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.

Detective Constable Carly Fry, from the Three Rivers Local Crime Unit, said: “We are treating these incidents as linked and have made a number of enquiries since we were informed of these offences. The victims of these incidents have suffered a terrible ordeal, and they have since been safeguarded and supported by both police and partner agencies.

“Now we are appealing for anyone who believes they witnessed some or all of either incident to please come forward and talk to police as soon as possible.

“If you have a dash cam and were driving in the vicinity of Baldwins Lane or Winton Drive at the time of the second incident, then please review your footage and contact us if you believe you have captured something of note.”

Serious collision on the M25 Watford

At around 7pm on Saturday, 21 November, three vehicles were involved in a serious collision close to junction 20.

The vehicles involved were a red Fiat, a silver Toyota Corolla and a black BMW.

The driver of the Fiat, a woman, sustained a serious head injury. She remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Sergeant Russ Jones, from the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the injured lady and we very much hope that she recovers well. I am appealing for anyone who saw what happened to get in touch.

“Were you driving in the area? Did you see the collision? Or did you see the events leading up to it? Anything you can tell us could be really important for the investigation.

Watford Observer: The incident happened on the M25 close to J20 (google street view)The incident happened on the M25 close to J20 (google street view)

“Similarly, if you were driving in the area and have a dash cam fitted to your vehicle please do check it and let us know if you spot anything that could be significant.

“If you saw what happened, have useful dash cam footage, or simply have information about the incident, please call the non-emergency number 101 or email Sergeant Russ Jones quoting ISR 619 of 21 November.”

Out of control in Bushey

Police are currently investigating following an incident in Bushey where two dogs are reported to have been dangerously out of control.

The incident occurred in Highwood Avenue, at around 7am on Wednesday 18 November.

It was reported that two ‘greyhound type’ dogs, which were not on leads, ran from a green space and into a garden, where they began attacking a cat.

Watford Observer: Oskar the cat died after being attacked by two dogs in Bushey. Photos: Alexandra Jenkins, MedivetOskar the cat died after being attacked by two dogs in Bushey. Photos: Alexandra Jenkins, Medivet

A man intervened to try and rescue the cat and subsequently sustained injuries to his feet.

The cat was seriously injured and was taken to the vets. Sadly, the cat passed away four days later.

PC Callum Ellis, from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Our enquiries into what happened are continuing at this time.

"As part of our investigation I would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who thinks they may have seen the dogs in the area prior to it.

"If you have any information at all, please contact us.”

People are urged to report information using the telephone numbers provided for each incident, and you can also use the Hertfordshire Police website.

Alternatively, for all of these incidents, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

*The second UK lockdown took place between November 5 and December 2