Man arrested after 'offensive comments' made to passers-by

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Herts police have arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of public order offences - Credit: PA

A man was arrested yesterday after allegedly making offensive comments to a couple in Hatfield, and then to a woman and her child in Welwyn Garden City.

Herts police have arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of public order offences and he is currently in police custody.

Welwyn Hatfield Intervention Sgt Chris Bignell said: “We would like to reassure residents that we responded to these reports swiftly and that a man is currently in custody."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call the non-emergency number 101 quoting ISR689 of March 17.

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report or speak to an operator via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact.

Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the charity Crimestoppers at crimestoppers-uk.org.