Herts Police have today released an image in connection with a commercial burglary in Watford.

The National Animal Welfare Trust in New Road was targeted on September 3 between 9am and 9.50am.

A glass cabinet containing jewellery was smashed open before the burglars took items and fled.

The constabulary today (September 21) appealed for information.

PC Jack Clarke, from the Local Crime Unit, said: “We are releasing this image because we believe the individual pictured may have been in the area at the time and could have information to assist our investigation.

“Is this you, or do you recognise this person?”

Information can be emailed to jack.clarke@herts.police.uk, or reported via the police website quoting reference 41/70445/23.

Police 'front counters'

A public survey is set to take place over whether walk-in front desks should return at police stations.

On Wednesday (September 20), Herts Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd told a meeting of the county council’s panel that there was now a "live debate nationally" about whether they should be re-opened.

He said this focused on whether access to front counters could improve the public perception of officer accessibility.

And he said that next month his office would be conducting a public survey around this.