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Arrests made after 18-year-old murdered in Watford

 Published on: 25th August 2014   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

news_230814_0759 Aqeel Khan_sTwo boys have been arrested in connection with the murder of an 18 year old man in Watford over the weekend (Friday, August 22). The man, who has been formally identified as Aqeel Khan (pictured), was found with suspected stab wounds in Croxley View at around 4.20pm. He was taken to Watford General Hospital where he died a short time later. Aqeel’s family said: “The family are devastated by yesterdays events. Aqeel was loved by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed.” One member of the family said’ Take my heart out and put it in Aqeel to bring him back’. A 21 year old man from Watford was arrested in connection with the incident yesterday afternoon and a further two boys, aged 15 and 16 from Watford, were arrested on suspicion of murder during the night. All three remain in police custody at this time. Detective Inspector Jon McAdam from the Beds, Cambs and Herts Major Crime Unit said: “Our investigations into this incident are continuing and further arrests have now been made. “Aqeel’s family are being supported by specialist family liaison officers at this difficult time and I extend my condolences to them. “I would to like renew my appeal for information. If you believe you witnessed the events yesterday afternoon, or have information which could assist the investigation, please contact police.” Safer Neighbourhood Inspector for Watford, Nick Lillitou said: “This is an isolated incident for Watford, and it is not a common occurrence in the town and I’m sure the community of Watford will have concerns about what happened. “We will have additional officers carrying out extra patrols in the area to provide reassurance to local people. If you do have any concerns or information you would like to share, please do speak to these officers.” Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the non-emergency number, 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Do you want to pay tribute to Aqeel? Email tim@mynewsmag.co.uk  

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