Police are investigating a mystery package discarded by a man who was spotted acting suspiciously around Bovingdon’s Mount Prison.
Police rushed to the facility in the village just after 1.30pm yesterday following reports of a man ‘acting suspiciously’ near the prison.
A Herts Police spokesman said: “Police are investigating an incident that occurred in Molyneaux Avenue in Bovingdon at around 1.30pm on Monday, March 30.
“A man was seen acting suspiciously near the perimeter fence of the prison and was challenged by prison staff. The man ran away in the direction of New House Road.
“A package was found near to where the man had been and is currently being tested by police to establish what it is.”
Anyone with any information should contact Herts Police via 101, quoting D1/15/1985.