Police have arrested a teenager on suspicion of attempted robbery after a 10-year-old was reportedly held-up with a weapon.

Three teenagers on bicycles approached the boy as he walked along Bedmond High Street, at around 3.25pm on November 23, and engaged him in conversation.

On Saturday (November 25), Herts Police shared that one of the boys reportedly produced a weapon from a backpack and asked the victim to remove his own bag.

As the victim did so, the teenager then told him to put his bag back on and he was able to leave the area. No injuries were reported and nothing was taken, police confirmed.

It has since been confirmed that “following extensive enquiries” a teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm, and a BB gun was recovered.

As of yesterday (November 26), the teen remained in police custody.

Detective Sergeant Stuart Keene said: “I understand this incident will have concerned our local community, but I hope this arrest provides some reassurance.

“We believe this is an isolated incident and there is no further risk to the public.

“Our enquiries are continuing, and I encourage anyone with any information to please contact me via Stuart.Keene@herts.police.uk.

“If you were driving in the area and have a dash cam fitted, please review any footage and contact us if you have captured something of note.”

Information can also be given by calling 101, quoting the crime reference number 41/93952/23.