- An 18-year-old boy was killed in Berkhamsted, sparking a murder investigation
- He was said to have suffered serious leg injuries and died at the scene
- Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident, which occurred Friday
A murder investigation has been launched in Berkhamsted after a teenager died on Friday following serious leg injuries.
The 18-year-old man, believed to be local and still not identified, was pronounced dead on the scene at around 10.17pm when officers were first alerted.
Two teenage men from Watford have since been arrested in connection with the incident.
Hertfordshire police have set up a cordon to collect evidence, pictured, after a teenager was killed in Berkhamsted on Friday
Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the incident following the murder of an 18-year-old boy in Berkhamsted
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit (MCU) have opened a murder investigation and a cordon has been set up in Westfield Road to collect evidence, where the boy was found.
Detective Chief Inspector Mike Branston from the MCU said: ‘This is a fast moving investigation with a number of lines of inquiry which we are currently pursuing.
Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the incident.
Officers were alerted to the scene, pictured, by the ambulance service at approximately 10.17pm on Friday but the teenager was dead by the time they got there
Paul Mitson, Chief Inspector for Dacorum, said: ‘I know this incident will come has as a shock to people in Berkhamsted.
‘We are committed to finding out exactly what happened and residents may have seen a significant policing presence in the town today as we investigate the circumstances around this tragic death.
‘We are increasing the number of officers on patrol in the area today and this evening. Please feel free to approach them if you have any concerns.’
The MailOnline reached out to Hertfordshire Police for further comment and they have yet to respond.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the non-emergency number 101, quoting Operation Centas, or report information online here.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.