Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was allegedly assaulted in a pub.

Hertfordshire Constabulary were called to reports of an incident at the Blacksmith Arms pub in St Peter’s Street, St Albans, at around 9pm on Sunday (March 17).

A woman, 50s, was allegedly assaulted by a man known to her. Another man is reported to have argued with the suspect.

A 53-year-old man from Hemel Hempstead has been arrested on suspicion of assault. He has been released on bail until April 3.

Detective Constable Aaron Golley said: “I am appealing for anyone who might have seen what happened to get in touch so we can get a fuller picture of what occurred.

“If you can help, please get in contact on the non-emergency number 101 or through email at aaron.golley@herts.pnn.police.uk, quoting crime reference 41/25066/19.”

You can also report information online at www.herts.police.uk/Report

Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org