A murder investigation has been launched following an incident in Hertford at the weekend.

It was reported that an altercation occurred between a group of people in the car park of Tesco in Ware Road, at around 8.15pm on Saturday 4 November.

A man aged in his 50s sustained serious injuries and was admitted to hospital.

We can now confirm that he passed away yesterday afternoon (Thursday 9 November).

A murder investigation has subsequently been launched by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit (MCU).

Detective Inspector Iain MacPherson, from the MCU, said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this very difficult time and we would ask that their privacy is respected.

“Three people have been charged in connection with the incident and have been remanded into custody ahead of a court appearance.

“In the meantime, we continue to investigate the circumstances around what happened and would once again urge any witnesses who haven’t yet spoken to police to please come forward.

“I’d also ask anyone who was driving in the area with a dash cam fitted to please check their footage and contact us if you have captured something of note.”

He continued: “I understand that this news will have caused a great deal of concern among the local community. We believe those involved to be known to each other and are treating it as an isolated incident.

“If you do have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your local policing team.”

You can report information online, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/88490/23.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form.  

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