Detectives investigating a murder in Watford are continuing to appeal for further witnesses to come forward – including a woman who detectives have not yet been able to identify who was in the area at the time of the incident and may hold important information.
Eighteen-year-old Aqeel Khan was found injured in Croxley View at around 4.30pm on Friday, August 22. He was taken to Watford General Hospital where he sadly died a short time later. A 16-year-old boy from Watford, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with murder and is due to appear at St Albans Crown Court on December 9 for a plea and case management hearing. Three months on, as the investigation continues, detectives are keen to hear from witnesses who may have not have already come forward. In particular, officers would like to speak to a woman who was walking to the shops, past the doctors’ surgery, at around 4.30pm on August 22 and allegedly had to move out of the way when a group of teenagers ran past her. She is described as white, with dark brown hair in a high ponytail, wearing a long dark coloured cardigan or jumper, blue jeans and black shoes, believed to be strappy sandals. They would also like to trace the drivers of two cars which allegedly had to swerve when a teenage boy crossed Tolpits Road into Croxley View at around 4.30pm. Detective Constable Hayley Lett, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit said: “I would urge anyone with any information in relation to this incident who hasn’t already come forward to contact us via the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, in confidence on 0800 555 111.”