A primary school was broken into by a person armed with a mallet, police have said.

Police are investigating a burglary at The Orchard Primary School in Gammons Lane, Watford, in the early hours of Tuesday (December 1).

At around 6.40am, a window was smashed, Hertfordshire Constabulary said.

A Bluetooth speaker was reported stolen, police added.

Watford Police said on their Facebook page that officers had received calls of someone walking inside the school grounds with a bottle of alcohol and a mallet.

Officers attended the school and a man was later detained.

The Agora Learning Partnership, which runs The Orchard Primary School, has been contacted for comment.

Witnesses and anyone with information can call the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference 41/96631/20.

  • A 37 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.