Herts police have arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of threats to kill, possession of an offensive weapon, and affray.

Officers are investigating after an incident that took place at around 3pm on Wednesday, May 24, outside Fearnhill School in Icknield Way in Letchworth.

It is reported that two boys approached another boy, and one of the boys pushed him into a bush.

One of the boys then shouted demands to the victim and threatened him with a weapon.

After the incident, a 14-year-old-boy was arrested on suspicion of threats to kill, possession of an offensive weapon and affray. He has since been released while investigations continue.

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Police are particularly keen to identify the second suspect from the incident.

PC Remi Whates, investigating, said: “We are appealing for information in our attempt to identify the second suspect who was involved in this awful incident.

“The suspect we want to identify can be described as wearing dark clothing and a balaclava with goggles over the eyes.

“The incident took place during a busy period and there are likely to be people who have witnessed what happened. We are asking those people to come forward with information.

“We are aware that the incident was being recorded on mobile phones, this footage could be vital to us as our enquiries continue.”

If you can help, you can contact PC Whates via email to remi.whates@herts.police.uk.

Information can be reported online at herts.police.uk/report, via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or by calling the non-emergency number 101 and quoting crime reference 41/41749/23.

Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.