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Appeal following New Year’s Day assault in Hertford

12 Jan 2022
  • Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an assault in Hertford.

  • The incident happened in the early hours of New Year's Day, and left a man in his 20s with a black eye and a swollen lip.

  • A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection and has since been released under investigation.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following an assault in Hertford in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

It was reported that at around 1.30am on Saturday 1 January, a number of people were involved in an altercation in Fore Street.

Officers attended and a 20 year old man was arrested at the scene. He has since been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

Detective Constable Sarah Meacock, who is investigating, said: “One person, a man in his 20s, sustained several injuries including a swollen lip and a black eye as a result of the altercation. Thankfully his injuries were not serious, and he did not require hospital treatment.

“It was reported that the incident started as a verbal altercation between a group of people, and as such we believe there may be several other people involved who may have made off from the scene prior to police arrival.

“It is likely that many people would have seen the incident taking place, and I would like to appeal to anyone who witnessed it or anyone who has any information to get in touch. Any information, even something that may seem relatively minor or insignificant, could be key to progressing our investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact DC Meacock directly via email at

You can report information online, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/38/22.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form (opens in new window).

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