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Man charged in connection to multiple Watford stabbings

 Published on: 5th July 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man has been charged in connection to the multiple stabbing in Vicarage Road, Watford on Wednesday, July 3.

Khaled Ahmed, aged 36, of no fixed address, has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a bladed article and two counts of GBH.

During the incident which happened during the early hours of Wednesday morning, two men in their 40s and 30s and a woman in her 30s sustained stab injuries.

Two of the victims – a man and women in their 30s – still remain in hospital with life changing injuries.

Ahmed has been remanded into custody to appear before Hatfield Remand Court tomorrow (Friday, 5 July).

Detective Inspector Jason Finnegan from the Watford Local Crime Unit said: “This was a despicable incident which left three people in hospital, two of whom were seriously injured.”

“Following extensive enquiries in the aftermath of the incident, we were able to quickly make an arrest and subsequently bring charges. Our investigations are continuing at this time and anyone with information who hasn’t yet spoken to police is urged to come forward.”

Watford Chief Inspector Matt Phillips said: “I understand there was concern among the local community following what happened. I would like to reassure people that this is being treated as an isolated incident, involving people who are known to each other. There is no link to terrorism or gang activity and Watford remains a safe place to live, work and visit.”

“My officers have been conducting high-visibility reassurance patrols in the area over the past couple of days and we have met with local partners to discuss any concerns.”

Anyone with information about the incident who hasn’t yet spoken to police should contact the Watford Local Crime Unit by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime number 41/59915/19.

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/Report or speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat, which can be launched here herts.police.uk/contact

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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org

For over 30 years, Crimestoppers has always kept its promise of anonymity to everyone who contacts them.

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