Teenager Arrested after Man stabbed to death in fight after three-car crash in Watford on night of violence on UK streets
The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Major Crime Unit have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Watford this morning (Saturday 31 August). Police have named the victim who died.
Police were called just before 3am today to Gammons Lane at the junction on Leavesden Road to reports of a three vehicle collision and subsequent fight taking place.
Officers and medics attended the scene and found a man in his 20s with stab wounds. He was taken to hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead.
Forensics at the scene
The vehicles believed to be involved in the collision, which are still at the scene, are a grey Volkswagen Golf, a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a black Vauxhall Astra.
A further call was received to reports that a man had been found with a serious alleged stab wound to his arm in St Georges Road. This man was also taken to hospital for treatment.
The two incidents are believed to be connected and both scenes are cordoned off. The majority of Gammons Lane is closed and people are advised to avoid the area.
Detective Chief Inspector Justine Jenkins, from the BCH Major Crime Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this awful time and they are being supported by specially trained officers.
“A 19 year old man from Watford has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.
“We are still in the very early stages of our investigation and extensive enquiries are being carried out to help establish the sequence of events. I would urge any witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch straight away.
“In particular, I would like to hear from anyone who believes they might have dash cam footage of any of the vehicles in Watford overnight on Friday 30 August into this morning.”
Watford Chief Inspector Matt Phillips said: “I understand this sad news will cause alarm to the local community and I would like to reassure Watford residents that we are working closely with MP Richard Harrington and Watford Borough Council to support anyone who has been affected by this terrible loss of life. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have information that can help the investigation.”
One man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Police are appealing for information following having been called at just before 3am today (31 August) to Gammons Lane at the junction on Leavesden Road in #Watford to reports of a three vehicle collision and subsequent fight taking place.
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Can call the non-emergency number 101, quoting Operation Orient.