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HELP OUT: Witness appeal following criminal damage in Bushey 

 Published on: 13th April 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Police investigating incidents of criminal damage in Bushey are appealing for witnesses and information and reminding rural walkers to stick to designated rights of way while out walking. 

The reminder comes following two separate reports of damage being caused to fencing at Bushey Hall golf course. 

The fencing, which is in place to define the boundary between public and private areas around the club, was damaged on both Friday April 2 and Tuesday April 6. 

PC David Mitchinson, from the Constabulary’s Rural Operational Support Team (ROST) said: “I am appealing for anyone who has information about who might be responsible for the damage to please come forward. 

“As the weather starts to get warmer over the coming weeks and months, I would also like to take this opportunity to remind people to please be respectful while out walking in rural areas. Boundaries are often in place for a reason, usually for public safety, and should be respected. 

“Anyone who breaches these boundaries could be dealt with for criminal damage or trespass offences. 

“We have some fantastic public rights of way across the whole county and I would urge people to please ensure they are planning their routes and sticking to these. If you are unsure, you can find the public rights of way map on the county council website.” 

Anyone with information about the damage is asked to email rost@herts.pnn.police.uk

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/26659/21. 

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