Man stabbed to death in Watford

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A man has been stabbed to death in Watford today during a fight that followed a car crash.

The man who was aged in his 20s, died in hospital after the incident in the early hours, a 19-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The stabbing happened just before 03:00 BST in Gammons Lane, Watford.

He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Three cars in total,  a grey Volkswagen Golf, a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a black Vauxhall Astra, were badly damaged in the crash. Another man was stabbed and taken to hospital in connection to the crash.

Detective Chief Inspector Justine Jenkins, from the Beds, Cambs, Herts Major Crime Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this awful time and they are being supported by specially trained officers.

“A 19 year old man from Watford has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

“We are still in the very early stages of our investigation and extensive enquiries are being carried out to help establish the sequence of events. I would urge any witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch straight away.

“In particular, I would like to hear from anyone who believes they might have dash cam footage of any of the vehicles in Watford overnight on Friday 30 August into this morning.”

Watford Chief Inspector Matt Phillips said: “I understand this sad news will cause alarm to the local community and I would like to reassure Watford residents that we are working closely with MP Richard Harrington and Watford Borough Council to support anyone who has been affected by this terrible loss of life.

“Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have information that can help the investigation.”

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