A man has been arrested and charged for entering Watford General Hospital with a knife on Saturday, July 17.
Police arrived at the scene at around 7.30pm after it was reported that a man had entered the reception area of the hospital in possession of a knife, which he handed over to staff.
A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Police said: “Daniel Hickey, aged 34, from Pollards in Maple Cross has been charged with having possession of a bladed article in a public place and has been bailed to appear before Magistrates on August 2.”
Last month a major initiative to tackle knife and serious violent crime across Hertfordshire was extended by Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd. An extra £178,000 was awarded so four SOS St Giles’ Trust workers can carry on their intensive support to young people at risk of serious violence and criminal exploitation.
David Lloyd said: “Although knife crime and serious youth violence is low in Hertfordshire it is a high concern among residents. Although when it does occur it can have tragic consequences and spreads fear among communities.
“Nationally this type of crime has risen and we have seen signs of this in Hertfordshire. The public wants and expects action to be taken. This scheme has made a real difference in diverting children and young adults away from crime.”