A woman from Watford has been arrested for burglary offences following a two-week police operation.

She was one of seven people caught in Operation Funnel Web, a scheme led by Hertfordshire Constabulary in the south west of the country.

The operation, which finished on Friday, August 25, saw officers recover eight vehicles worth a total of £153,000 stolen during the spate of burglaries.

The 27-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of burglary along with a 28-year-old man from Tottenham, a 32-year-old woman from London, a 38-year-old-man arrested.

All of their cases have been transferred to the Met Police, and the man from Tottenham has been remanded in custody and is awaiting trial.

A 23-year-old-man of no fixed abode was also arrested on suspicion of burglary who was later transferred to Essex police for questioning.

Andrew Cassidy, 33, of Peterstone Wentlooge, Cardiff and John Cawley, 25, of no fixed abode have been charged with conspiracy to burgle and will both appear at St Albans Crown Court on Friday, September 15.

Detective Chief Inspector Jon Dick, who led the operation, said: “This was an important operation that has led to numerous arrests.

“Hertfordshire Constabulary is serious about ensuring justice for victims of burglary and the Force works hard to make sure that the county is a safe place for residents to live in.

“This operation forms part of our proactive work in targeting those involved in burglary and we will be continuing to make life difficult for local criminals.”

Police have used the sting as an opportunity to remind residents to lock all windows, doors and double-lock and PVCu doors and to lift handles to ensure burglars open doors by reaching through letter-boxes.

To report a crime call Hertfordshire Constabulary on 101, online at www.contacthertspolice.uk or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.