A man has been charged after allegedly trying to steal more than £130 of fish from a supermarket.

Police officers patrolling Rickmansworth town centre said they “spotted something fishy” in Marks & Spencer at around 2.40pm on Monday, January 22.

They reportedly found the fish concealed in a man’s shopping bag before he was arrested and taken into custody.

Watford Observer: Herts Police patrolling in Rickmansworth's M&S.Herts Police patrolling in Rickmansworth's M&S. (Image: Three Rivers Police)

A Herts Police spokesperson told the Watford Observer: “The incident happened in Marks and Spencer in Rickmansworth High Street at around 2.40pm on Monday (22 January).

“Paul Hodson, aged 64, no fixed address, has been charged with theft from a shop. He has been bailed with conditions and will appear at St Albans Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 20 February.”

In a social media post, police said the arrest was “part of our focus on targeting perpetrators of retail crime in Three Rivers, but was just another day at the office for our team”.