A man has been charged with being drunk and disorderly after a someone was reportedly punched in a Watford High Street café.

Gary Murphy, of no fixed abode, has been charged with assault by beating and being drunk and disorderly in a public place after the reported assault on Sunday (November 26).

Herts Police were called to the Pret A Manger, in The Parade, following reports that a man had been punched in the head at around 3.10pm.

Police then made an arrest, but no injuries were reported.

The 54-year-old appeared in Hatfield Magistrates’ Court yesterday morning (November 28) for the first hearing. Updates to follow.

Passers-by saw multiple police cars along the street on Sunday afternoon as the force responded to the reports.

Separate attack

It comes after Herts Police issued an appeal for information last week after a separate attack in the town centre on November 3.

A member of staff at the Grounded Kitchen was assaulted between 10pm and 11.30pm outside atria Watford in the High Street.

The victim, a 34-year-old man, was reportedly closing the restaurant when they were punched in the face - fracturing their jaw - in what is believed to be a random attack, according to police.

Watford Observer: Herts Police want to speak to the person pictured. Herts Police want to speak to the person pictured. (Image: Herts Police)

An image was released as part of the appeal. PC Safiya Shalo, who is investigating, said: “It is believed the person pictured was in the area at the time of the offence and could have information about what happened."

The officer urged anyone with information or footage to contact police by emailing safiya.shalo@herts.police.uk, quoting reference 41/88238/23.