An MP helped reunite a man with his lost wallet when he went out on the beat with police officers.

MP for Harpenden and Hitchin Bim Afolami met St Albans district Chief Inspector Stuart Cheek on Thursday before going out on the beat Harpenden Safer Neighbourhood Team.

He went out in the town centre to see how officers PC Art Wilkes and PCSO Josh Walton from the Harpenden and Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team deal with shoplifting, burglaries and anti-social behaviour.

On their patrol, the officers were handed a wallet that was found by a member of the public. They managed to reunite it with the owner later on during their shift.

PC Wilkes said: “The man was over the moon as they had just realised they had lost it and he was in the process of cancelling his cards.”

During the patrol around the town, they went to Lower High Street, Sun Lane, Leyton Road in to Rothamsted Park and Station Road.

PC Wilkes added: “We discussed policing in the town and the issues of day to day policing that we face. We spoke about the security of bikes at the train station, shoplifting, stop and search powers and technology that has enabled us to be more mobile.

"We also spoke about how closely we work with other forces to share information about suspects and vehicles, and the different ways we interact with the public at events, parades, beat surgeries and street meets.”