Police have sent out several appeals this week following crimes including anti-Semitic graffiti being daubed on a wall, a stabbing and motorbikes being ridden dangerously.

Hertfordshire Constabulary have been investigating the incidents and are appealing for any information and witnesses.

Below are the appeals sent out this week:

Anti-Semitic graffiti daubed on wall

Police are investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti was daubed on a wall in Watford town centre.

The drawings, which were of two swastikas, were spotted near Atria Watford by a member of the public on Saturday, April 24.

They made a police officer nearby aware of the offensive symbols and Watford Borough Council were informed.

Watford Observer: Anti-Semitic graffiti was daubed on a wall in Watford town centre (photo Jewish News)Anti-Semitic graffiti was daubed on a wall in Watford town centre (photo Jewish News)

The council and their contractor worked to remove the graffiti on Monday.

Hertfordshire Constabulary said the incident was racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage and is appealing for information.

Information can be reported online at herts.police.uk/report or by calling 101, quoting crime reference 41/30499/21.

Car involved in crash on M1 drives off before police arrive

Police are trying to trace a car which drove off after being involved in a major crash on the M1 last week.

One car flipped onto its roof on the northbound off-slip at junction 5 during the multi-vehicle collision, which occurred at around 8.40am on Wednesday, April, 21.

No one was seriously injured.

Watford Observer: Traffic was brought to a standstill after the crash Traffic was brought to a standstill after the crash

Hertfordshire Constabulary says four vehicles were involved, but one drove off before police arrived.

The vehicle which left the scene has been described as a white hatchback.

Anyone with information can email katie.cunningham@herts.pnn.police.uk.

Information can also be reported online at herts.police.uk/report or by calling 101, quoting crime reference ISR 122 of 21 April, 2021.

Motorbikes ridden dangerously

Police investigating reports of motorbikes being ridden dangerously in South Oxhey have released three photos as part of their enquiries.

Hertfordshire Constabulary says there has been a recent increase in reports of several dirt or ‘scrambler’ bikes travelling at excessive speed in the area surrounding Muirfield Road.

The most recent calls to police were on Thursday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 20, when it was reported that the bikes were seen in the area.

Watford Observer: The images released by police (photo Hertfordshire Constabulary)The images released by police (photo Hertfordshire Constabulary)

The first bike is described as dark blue in colour, the second is described as black and white, and the third is described as red and white.

The third bike does not display a registration plate.

Anyone can email PCSO Baldwin at christopher.baldwin@herts.pnn.police.uk, report information online at herts.police.uk/report, talk to the Force Communication Room operators via web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or call the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference ISR 524 of 20 April.

Stabbing in Watford

Police are carrying out "extensive enquiries" after a stabbing in Watford.

Officers, including armed units, were called to The Brow at around 5.30pm on Tuesday following reports that a man was injured.

Watford Observer: Police in The Brow on Tuesday Police in The Brow on Tuesday

An 18-year-old was found with a stab wound and it appears they were on a bench being treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital.

Police say the victim's injuries are not thought to be life threatening or life changing.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting ISR 610 of 27 April.

Brick thrown at window 

Hertfordshire Constabulary is investigating an incident of criminal damage in Shenley Lane, London Colney, which occurred on Wednesday, March 31.

Around 6pm, a brick had been thrown through the window of a home, causing it to smash.

Information can be reported on 101 or online at herts.police.uk/report, quoting crime reference 41/23250/21.

Trainers stolen

Police are investigating after trainers worth more than £100 were stolen from a home in Bushey.

Hertfordshire Constabulary says a pair of black and red Adidas Yeezys were taken from the front porch of a property in Ashfield Avenue on Wednesday, March 17, around 7.25am.

The trainers are worth around £180.

People can report information online at herts.police.uk/report or call 101, quoting crime reference 41/19220/21.

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