Police appeal for witnesses after man arrested in connection with stabbing – Watford
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Detectives investigating a stabbing in Watford have made an arrest in connection with their enquiries, and are now appealing for witnesses and information.
The incident happened near to Watford Junction railway station at around 6.45pm yesterday (Wednesday 2 August).
Police were called to the scene and two people, both men aged in their 20s from Watford, were discovered with injuries that were consistent with being stabbed. They were taken to hospital for treatment. A third person, a 17 year old male, also presented at hospital a short time later with an injury to his hand.
One of the men aged in his 20s has since been discharged from hospital but the other two continue to receive medical treatment, and are both in a serious but stable condition.
A 23-year-old man from Watford been arrested on suspicion of GBH in connection with the incident. He remains in police custody. Following an area search by police, a knife was recovered and seized.
Watford Safer Neighbourhood Inspector Dan Jones said: “I know that news of this assault may be concerning for the community, but I am pleased that an arrest has already been made as part of our investigation.
“Currently, we believe the people involved are known to one another and through our enquiries we are working hard to establish the exact circumstances around the incident.”
Detectives have already spoken to several people but are now appealing to the public to get in touch if they believe they have information that could assist the police.
Inspector Jones added: “The assault happened in a high-traffic area, at a time when there would have been a lot of people around. Our teams would be very interested in speaking to anyone who witnessed suspicious activity - particularly in the Bridle Path/St Albans Road area – last night.
“If you live or work close to these areas, and have either a doorbell camera, CCTV or a dash camera fitted to your car, please review yesterday’s footage immediately and share with us if you think you’ve captured something of significance.”
Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said: “This is a distressing incident and violence like this will not be tolerated in Watford. I am grateful to the officers who were on the scene very quickly, arresting a suspect and ensuring the victims were taken to hospital, where they remain in a stable condition. If you have any information, please contact the police.”
Anyone with information is asked to please contact police, quoting crime reference 41/62125/23.
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