A man has been arrested following a suspected stabbing in Watford.
The incident occurred near Watford Junction railway station at around 6.45pm on Wednesday, August 2.
Police were called to the scene and two men, aged in their 20s from Watford, were discovered with injuries that were consistent with being stabbed. They were taken to hospital for treatment. A third person, a 17-year-old male, also presented at hospital a short time later with an injury to his hand.
One of the men aged in his 20s has since been discharged from hospital but the other two continue to receive medical treatment, and are both in a serious but stable condition.
A 23-year-old man from Watford has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident. He remains in police custody. Following an area search by police, a knife was recovered and seized.
Watford Safer Neighbourhood Inspector Dan Jones said: “I know that news of this assault may be concerning for the community, but I am pleased that an arrest has already been made as part of our investigation. Currently, we believe the people involved are known to one another and through our enquiries we are working hard to establish the exact circumstances around the incident.”
Detectives have already spoken to several people but are now appealing to the public to get in touch if they believe they have information that could assist the police.
Inspector Jones added: “The assault happened in a high-traffic area, at a time when there would have been a lot of people around. Our teams would be very interested in speaking to anyone who witnessed suspicious activity – particularly in the Bridle Path/St Albans Road area. If you live or work close to these areas, and have either a doorbell camera, CCTV or a dash camera fitted to your car, please review yesterday’s footage immediately and share with us if you think you’ve captured something of significance.”
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “This is a distressing incident and violence like this will not be tolerated in Watford. I am grateful to the officers who were on the scene very quickly, arresting a suspect and ensuring the victims were taken to hospital, where they remain in a stable condition. If you have any information, please contact the police.”
Anyone with information is asked to please contact police, quoting crime reference 41/62125/23.
You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101.
Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org