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POLICE APPEAL: Man arrested after approaching families with children in the St Albans

 Published on: 7th July 2022   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man has been arrested by police following an incident in St Albans today (Thursday, July 7).

Since yesterday, police have received several reports of a man approaching families with children in the St Albans area, trying to engage them in conversation.

Following a further incident today, in Victoria Park, an arrest was made and a man is currently in police custody.

Detective Constable Adam Haines, from the St Albans Local Crime Unit, said: “I fully understand that incidents of this nature cause a great deal of concern among local communities. Thanks to the vigilance of members of the public, officers were able to attend and make a swift arrest.

“Our enquiries are continuing at this time and, as part of this, we would like to hear from anyone who may have been approached in suspicious circumstances over the past couple of days, or who has witnessed anyone acting suspiciously around the St Albans area.

“If you have any information at all, please get in contact with us.”

Anyone with information is asked to please email

You can also report information online at, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 267 of 7 July, 2022.


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