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WATFORD MURDER: Man charged with assisting an offender in relation to death of Luke O’Connell

 Published on: 17th October 2019   |   By: Court Reporter   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man has been charged with assisting an offender in relation to the death of Luke O’Connell.

Omar Hamid-Chohan, 25 of The Harebreaks, Watford was charged by detectives yesterday (Wednesday, October 16).

He has been released on conditional bail and is due to appear before St Albans Magistrates’ Court on Friday, November 15.

A 19-year-old woman from Watford was last month arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, she was released while enquires continued.

Luke died in hospital following an incident on Gammons Lane in Watford, where he was brutally stabbed after being involved in a car crash, which occurred just before 3am on Saturday, August 31.

Four other men have also been charged with murder in connection with the investigation.

Anyone with further information in regards to this investigation is asked to report information online at, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat at or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting Op Orient.  If a crime is in progress or someone’s life is in danger, call 999 immediately.

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

  • Shahnavaz Azad, 27, and Mohammed Haroon Azad, 21, both of Nicholas Close, Watford, Aamir Mustafa, 22, of St George’s Road, Watford and Hamza Shah, 19, of Hagden Lane, Watford have been charged with murder with a pre-trial hearing on December 3 at St Albans Crown Court. A provisional trial court date has been set for March 2, 2020 at St Albans Crown Court.

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