A 33-year-old Stevenage man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted armed robbery after allegedly taking a handgun into a bookmakers.

At around 8.50pm on Saturday, April 13, a man walked into Ladbrokes in the Glebe, holding what a member of staff – who fled the scene – believed to be a gun.

No one was hurt in the incident and nothing was taken from the bookmakers, with an imitation firearm later recovered nearby.

If you have any information about the incident, call Sergeant Ben Dixon on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/33754/19.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or report online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.