Welwyn Hatfield Times news round-up: Hatfield police worker admits drug supply charges, and man dies in A1(M) crash

PUBLISHED: 06:00 18 February 2015

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Our top story this week is a police worker who admitted three charges of offering to supply cannabis and was found to have the makings of a drugs factory in her Hatfield home.

Communications officer Sian Lyddon, 41, was rumbled after her Travellers Lane home was searched last year.

She was given a community order and curfew, and faces losing her job.

Also this week, 999 crews were unable to save the life of a man involved in a crash on the A1(M).

Police have appealed for witnesses to the smash, which happened shortly before 6am yesterday (Tuesday) to come forward.

This week’s edition also includes a special report on food standards after figures revealed almost 40 businesses need urgent attention.

And a prankster in Cuffley sparked alarm after putting up notices around the village claiming 7,000 homes were going to be built.

The parish clerk said several people had voiced their alarm after the mystery joker struck.

Also this week, researchers have designed futuristic robot servants which they say will help elderly people, and those with serious health conditions, live in their homes independently.

The research was branded “amazing” by a pensioner who took part in research in Hatfield.

There is also coverage of Knebworth’s British Heart Foundation fun run at the weekend, and gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell’s visit to Hatfield last week.

Not all of our stories go online, so the only way to get full coverage of news in Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar is by buying the print edition, on sale every Wednesday.

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