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PLEASE HELP: Appeal for witnesses following a serious assault in Watford

 Published on: 23rd August 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Watford are appealing to several people who they believe may have witnessed the incident.

It happened next to the skate park on Beechen Grove at around 4.40pm on Sunday, August 15, when the drivers of a silver pick-up truck and a car – possibly silver in colour – became involved in a road rage incident. 

A man exited the car, which was being driven by a woman, and the male victim also got out of his pick-up truck.

The suspect proceeded to punch the victim, causing him to fall to the ground. He then further assaulted the victim, leaving him with a fractured shoulder, cuts and bruises.

He received hospital treatment for his injuries and is now recovering at home. The suspect was described as foreign in appearance, and was wearing a red shirt.

Detective Sergeant Helen Dickson, from the Watford Local Crime Unit, said: “This assault happened on one of the busiest routes in Watford and there would have been a lot of people in the area at the time.

“We are very keen to identify and speak to the witnesses we believe saw this incident, as we think they will have vital information that could assist our investigation.

“If you think you may have seen what happened, please get in touch as soon as possible. 

“Lastly, if you were driving on Beechen Grove at the time of the incident, and have a working dash cam fitted to your vehicle, please check it and contact us if you believe you have captured anything of note.”

You can email DS Dickson at, report information online at, use online web chat at, or call non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 41/63225/21.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website

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