Meet St Albans' latest recruit in the police force, determined to "make a difference".

Abbie Proctor has joined the Safer Neighbourhood Team as as new Ashley, Cunningham, and St Albans East PCSO.

PCSO Proctor moved into her new role this month and has already been helping colleagues solve crimes in the area.

She said: "I’ve always wanted to join the police to make a difference and help people.

"I’m especially looking forward to working with elderly people, who may need extra help to keep themselves and their property safe; and young people on the edge of crime or who may need some help making the right decisions."

She has spent six weeks doing her training in Letchworth before joining the team and she will be a visible presence in Ashley, Cunningham and Colney Heath.

PCSO Proctor has been helping police colleagues to identify the masked moped riders in Highfield and has also been dealing with thefts from motor vehicles.

People are encouraged to join neighbourhood watch via the online watch link (OWL) to receive emails about crimes in their local area.