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WATFORD MURDER: Fresh witness appeal following the death of Luke O’Connell 

 Published on: 13th September 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

Detectives investigating the death of Luke O’Connell in Watford are making a fresh appeal for new witnesses to come forward.

Luke died in hospital after he was stabbed to death following a car crash in Gammons Lane, Watford which occurred just before 3am on Saturday, August 31.

Four men, all from Watford have all been charged with his murder.

They are Shahnavaz Azad, aged 27, of Nicholas Close, Mohammed Haroon Azad, aged 21, of Nicholas Close, Aamir Mustafa, aged 22, of St George’s Road, and Hamza Shah, aged 19, of Hagden Lane. 

Temporary detective chief inspector, Justine Jenkins of the Major Crime Unit, said: “A young Watford man sadly lost his life in this incident and whilst many people have come forward, we are making a renewed appeal for any further witnesses to get in touch with police.

“We want to hear from any pedestrians, cyclists or people who drove through the Gammons Lane area around the time of the incident who may have seen what happened or events leading up to it or after.

“If you have information, dash cam footage or CCTV from the area in the early hours of Saturday, August 31, please get in touch.”   

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hertfordshire Police via 101 quoting Operation Orient. 

Alternatively, you can report information online at, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat, which can be launched at

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

A pre-trial hearing on 3 December at St Albans Crown Court.

A provisional trial court date has been set for 2 March 2020 at St Albans Crown Court.

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