A Potters Bar woman has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting police officers and robbery after two incidents in the town.

The first incident occurred at around midday on Monday, February 19, when it was reported that a woman was verbally abused while walking her dog off Darkes Lane, along a path leading to the disused Potters Bar Golf Club.

The second incident occurred around an hour later, at the same location, when a female dog walker was reportedly punched in the face before her gold necklace was forcibly removed.

Following enquiries, a 44-year-old woman from Potters Bar was arrested on suspicion of robbery, committing a public order offence, and assaulting three emergency workers - namely police officers.

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She has since been released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.

"Our enquiries are continuing, and I am appealing for any witnesses to please come forward," said Detective Constable Gemma Haines, from the Local Crime Unit.

"This area is popular with dog walkers, and there may have been several people in the area at the time and who saw what happened.

"We'd be particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a woman walking a large group of around 12 dogs.

"If you saw anything, or have any further information that might assist our investigation, please email me at Gemma.Haines@herts.police.uk."

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, quoting crime reference 41/14322/24 for the first incident, and 41/14314/24 for the second incident.

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