No real information on the man arrested.

‘Burka-clad white man’ is arrested after police detonate suspect package in Watford town centre

A man wearing a niqab is escorted by a police officer after being arrested in connection with an incident in Watford town centre, following the detonation of a suspicious package

  • Hertfordshire police were called to town’s main shopping area after 11am
  • They received report that a suspicious item was found outside Travelodge
  • Man wearing full-length niqab was allegedly carrying children’s rucksacks 
  • Police confirmed it had destroyed a suspicious package this afternoon 

A ‘burka-clad white man’ has been arrested after police detonated a suspect package in Watford town centre.

Officers were called to a street close to the Hertfordshire town’s main shopping area just after 11am today following reports a suspicious item had been found outside a Travelodge hotel.

The man is believed to have been carrying two rucksacks – one branded with children’s TV character Peppa Pig – although it is not known whether these were the ones destroyed. 

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