A stolen moped has been recovered after a "helpful member of the public" spotted the vehicle.

On Saturday (March 16), Hertfordshire police recovered a moped from Howe Dell Woods, in Hatfield.

The vehicle had been stolen from Honeysuckle Gardens the previous night (Friday, March 15).

Welwyn Hatfield Times: The moped was recovered from Howe Dell Woods.The moped was recovered from Howe Dell Woods. (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

After forensics were carried out, the moped has been reunited with its rightful owner.

An investigation is currently underway.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Constabulary said: "We are pleased that the victim has his moped back.

"This sort of crime has a devastating impact on people’s lives – in this case, the victim’s vehicle was part of his livelihood.


“An investigation is underway, including forensic work to find the person(s) responsible for the theft.

“If you have any information that might help, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”

Crimes can be reported to Hertfordshire police online at www.herts.police.uk/ro/report or by calling the police's non-emergency number 101, quoting 41/21767/24.

Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.