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Court Reports: Latest results from magistrates’ courts in Dacorum

The following are a summary of cases that have been dealt with by magistrates at courts within the West & Central Herts bench.
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Booking fraud costs holidaymakers £6.7 million

Booking fraud costs holidaymakers £6.7 million

Travel fraud is costing UK holidaymakers millions of pounds per year – and also having a severe effect on their health or financial wellbeing.

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Immigration and crime, is there a link?

I am an immigrant. Many people worry about those like me, and those from other countries who might follow in my footsteps.

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Mobiles stolen from Riverside

Mobiles stolen from Riverside

Police have released CCTV images of four men they would like to speak to following a theft from the EE store in the Riverside shopping centre.

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Police warning after man receives call from wife’s phone number about horrible car accident

Police are issuing a warning about a sophisticated new phone scam in which the victim is targeted with a phone call from a loved one’s phone number.

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Kathleen Maple, 70, has been found

Berkhamsted High Street bank hit in late night robbery

Masked robbers smashed the doors of a High Street bank on Wednesday night while staff were still inside.

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Hertfordshire man arrested over schools hoaxes ‘threatening attacks’

An 18-year-old Hertfordshire man has been arrested after schools across our area and beyond were put on alert after staff reported that they had been sent “threatening” emails.

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Rob Weall has been found

UPDATE: Missing Robert from Berkhamsted found safe and well

A man from Berkhamsted who had been reported missing, having not been seen since Sunday, has been found.

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James Beck has been jailed

Estate agent jailed after taking out loan in customer’s name in Berkhamsted

An estate agent has been jailed for 18 months after he took out loans totalling £30,000 in the name of a woman whose house he was selling.

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200-year-old coins taken in burglary in Bovingdon

A collection of vintage coins, some dating back 200 years, were stolen during a burglary in Bovingdon last month.

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Minecraft

School bomb threat hoaxes reported to be a result of Minecraft game feud

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.

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School bomb threats update: Police now treating all incidents as hoaxes

School bomb threats update: Police now treating all incidents as hoaxes

Herts Police say they are now treating bomb threats made to seven schools in Hertfordshire - including at Abbot’s Hill School - are being treated as hoaxes.

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A Hemel Hempstead school is one of six in Hertfordshire to receive bomb threat

A Hemel Hempstead school is one of six in Hertfordshire to receive bomb threat

Abbot’s Hill School received a bomb threat on Monday morning.

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Many men are sexually harassed in the workplace ' so why aren't they speaking out?

Many men are sexually harassed in the workplace – so why aren’t they speaking out?

The #MeToo movement has been a powerful force in helping to raise awareness of sexual harassment, especially in the workplace.

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The police will be focusing on Berkhamsted this weekend in a bid to tackle knife crime

Police to carry out stop and searches in Berkhamsted this weekend to tackle knife crime

Police officers in Berkhamsted have been granted authorisation to stop and search members of the public this weekend if they have reason to believe they are carrying a knife.

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David Molloy, murdered in Hemnel Hempstead, March 2018

Hemel murder victim’s family remember a devoted and loving father”

The family of a man who was fatally stabbed have paid tribute to a “devoted son, brother, uncle and a loving father.”

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‘We didn’t import Catholicism from abroad’: We meet Anne-Marie Waters, leader of For Britain

‘We didn’t import Catholicism from abroad’: We meet Anne-Marie Waters, leader of For Britain

An elected NHS, police bosses going to prison if they do not prosecute certain criminals, and an Irish policy that could force soldiers back on to the streets of Belfast.

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Cheltenham General Hospital

Nationwide hunt for woman missing from hospital with ‘contagious condition’

Police warned the public not approach a woman who went missing from hospital with a “contagious condition”.

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Santander issue scam warning to customers

Santander issue scam warning to customers

Banking group Santander have issued a warning to their customers after being notified of a scam that is in operation.

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The SPOST team, which is made up of volunteer police officers

Volunteer cops helping out at busy nightspots in Dacorum

Dacorum’s pubs and clubs are being given extra policing resources during their busier weekends.

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