A 10-year-old boy has been threatened with a weapon by a group of teenagers in Bedmond.

At around 3.25pm on Thursday, November 23, the boy was approached by three unknown teenagers on bicycles as he walked along the High Street.

The group began to engage the boy in conversation, and as they approached the vicinity of Bedmond Store, one of the males reportedly produced a weapon from a backpack and asked the victim to remove his bag.

As the victim did so, the teenager then told him to put his bag back on and the boy left the area.

Two of the teenagers are described as follows:

  • White male, with freckles, dressed in black clothing
  • White male, with brown hair, wearing a black jumper

You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or by calling the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

"We understand that this incident will cause a great deal of concern among the local community," said Detective Inspector Manjit Khela.

"Thankfully the boy was not hurt, and nothing was taken, but he was understandably left very frightened.

"We’re conducting extensive enquiries at this time, including a review of CCTV, to confirm the exact nature of the weapon and to trace those involved.

"The High Street was busy at the time and I would ask anyone with information which may assist our enquiries to please come forward. Did you see a group of teenage boys on bicycles?

"If you were driving in the area and have a dash cam fitted, we’d ask you to please review any footage and contact us if you have captured something of note."