The Comet Week in Review looks back at the past seven days in our area, including the four arrests and the seizure of weapons and Class A drugs during a raid in Stevenage.

Stevenage raid

Starting with more news on the raid, which took place in the Pin Green area on Sunday, following reports of anti-social behaviour and issues caused by drug supply.

Officers from the Stevenage Safer Neighbourhood Team, assisted by officers from the Operational Support Group, conducted a search operation at a premises in Verity Way.

Three men from Stevenage - aged 18, 21 and 33 - and an 18-year-old woman from Birmingham were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

Weapons and 200 wraps of Class A drugs were also recovered.

Britain's Got Talent police dog handler investigated

Police dog handler, PC Dave Wardell, famous for Finn's Law and his appearance on Britain's Got Talent, is under investigation.

The Comet: Dave Wardell with police dog Finn.Dave Wardell with police dog Finn.

PC Wardell is being looked into for police dog welfare issues, and has been put on restricted duties as well as having his police dogs seized.

When PC Wardell and his then police dog Finn were called to reports of a robbery in Stevenage in 2016, Finn was stabbed in the head and chest by the suspect, but the German shepherd detained the teenager undeterred.

Finn almost died from his injuries, but went on to make a miraculous recovery and return to active duty just 11 weeks later, before retiring in March 2017.

PC Wardell and Finn went on to appear on ITV show Britain's Got Talent, and campaigned for Finn's Law, which came into force in 2019 as an amendment to the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Old town, new parking restrictions

This week has also seen proposal to introduce new parking restrictions in 36 roads in Stevenage Old Town, including the High Street.

The Comet: Parking plans will impact 36 streets.Parking plans will impact 36 streets. (Image: Hertfordshire County Council)

Under the proposal, new double yellow line sections would be painted along roads including High Street, Letchmore Road, Sish Lane, Pound Avenue, Walkern Road and Longcroft Road.

The council also wants to introduce enforceable Disabled Person’s Vehicles Parking Places in Ingelheim Court, High Street and Walkern Road.