Police press charges after traveller site raid

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Two teenage girls have been charged with theft after police raided a Hemel Hempstead traveller site.

Around 20 officers swooped on the Three Cherry Trees Lane base on Wednesday morning.

A 16 year old and 19 year old, both from Hemel Hempstead, have been charged with theft in relation to alleged shoplifting at the BP petrol station in Park Street, St Albans, on July 6. They are due to appear at St Albans Magistrates Court on Monday, March 25.

A 40-year-old woman, arrested on suspicion of making off without payment, perverting the course of justice and non-payment of a fine and 40-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of theft and non-payment of a fine, have been bailed by police until April 3. Another man, aged 19, has also been bailed until April 12 after being arrested on suspicion of theft and non-payment of a fine.

A 22-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of theft, was released with no further action, while a 41-year-old man arrested on suspicion of non-payment of a fine has been referred to the court system.

>For our original report on the raid click here