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Police appeal for witnesses after victim ‘slashed’ in stomach and chest in Bushey

Police have appealed for witnesses after a serious assault in Bushey in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday June 4.

The incident occurred at around 3am today in the side street next to Sandy Lane (A41).

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Police said, “It is reported that the victim who was walking towards the location of McDonald’s when he was approached by a vehicle with no lights on. Four men, got out of the vehicle and moved towards the victim, two of which were described as black, and around 5ft 10in tall and wearing snoods, as well as two other two men who were described as white and of mixed ethnic origin respectively.

“The victim was reportedly struck with a metal pole in the back of his head which caused him to fall to the floor. He was then struck again causing injuries to his face and hands.

“It was reported that one of the offenders may have been carrying a knife, as the victim has suffered slash wounds to the stomach and chest.”

Investigator Chloe Harding of the Hertsmere Local Crime Unit said: “I am interested in speaking to anyone who might have been in the area around the time of the incident, who may have vital information to support our ongoing investigation.

“If you were driving on the A41 near to where this occurred and noticed something you think was suspicious, please also contact me by emailing chloe.harding@herts.police.uk.”

You can report information online, speak to an operator via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number 41/44493/24. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

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