Teenage boy arrested after helicopter search in Hemel Hempstead

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of affray following a police helicopter search in Hemel Hempstead yesterday afternoon (Tuesday).

Officers were called at 1.59pm yesterday to Montgomery Avenue, Hemel Hempstead, to reports of an armed male making threats to a woman outside an address.

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After a search was carried out by officers, a police helicopter and a dog unit, the teenage suspect was arrested on suspicion of affray.

He remains in police custody at this time.

A police spokesman said: "We were looking for a male who was reported to have made verbal threats towards a woman. He was alleged to have been armed.

"This was an isolated incident involving parties known to each other and no-one was injured.

"Please be reassured that we always ensure our policing response is proportionate and is assessed against threat, harm and risk."