Man is killed in knife fight as second is injured after both are involved in three-car crash in Watford
- Police were called at just before 3am today to junction in Watford, Hertfordshire
- Officers attended the scene and found a man in his 20s with critical stab wounds
- This afternoon detectives said they were treating young man’s death as murder
A man has died following a knife fight while another is injured after both were involved in a three-car crash this morning.
Police were called at just before 3am to a junction in Watford, Hertfordshire to reports of a crash and subsequent fight taking place.
Officers attended and found a man in his 20s with critical stab wounds. He was taken to hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead.
Police were called just before 3am today to Gammons Lane at the junction on Leavesden Road to reports of a three vehicle collision and subsequent fight taking place (pictured)
This afternoon detectives said they were treating the young man’s death as murder and confirmed that they were investigating another stabbing of a young man who was found a short distance from the crash, as part of the same incident.
The two incidents are believed to be connected and both scenes are cordoned off, while a 19-year-old man from Watford has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Detective Chief Inspector Justine Jenkins, from the BCH 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 and into this morning.’
The vehicles believed to be involved in the collision, which are still at the scene, are a grey Volkswagen Golf, a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a black Vauxhall Astra.
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.’
If you can help, call the non-emergency number 101, quoting Operation Orient.
You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report or speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat, which can be launched here: herts.police.uk/contact.