Fashion label French Connection has come under fire from police in Hertfordshire over its 'FCUK' logo.

A retail outlet in Bishop's Stortford was this week ordered by police to remove its "offensive" window display after complaints from the public.

Allegedly, one shop worker was even told she would be arrested if the offending 'The Joy of FCUK' T-shirts were not removed from the window.

Authorities said they were not being heavy-handed, however, but merely acting under public order laws.

"We have a duty to respond to complaints of this nature," a Hertfordshire Police spokesman said.

He added that the same powers could be used against people wearing the T-shirts in public.

It is not the first opposition French Connection has faced since introducing the 'FCUK' logo in 1997, with some US chain stores boycotting the range because of pressure from family groups, and a juror in north Wales being relieved of her duties for wearing a "distracting" T-shirt.

French Connection spokeswoman Lilli Anderson said, "We're sorry if anyone is offended by the T-shirts."