Appeal for witnesses after St Albans stabbing

POLICE are still appealing for witnesses following the stabbing of a man in his 30s at The Quadrant in Marshalswick.

The incident took place just before 4.15pm on Friday. A man in his 30s received stab wounds to his chest and hand and was taken to Watford General Hospital. He was later transferred to a London hospital for further treatment. His condition is said to be serious but stable.

A rapid response team was first on the scene and followed by an ambulance and Herts Air Ambulance. The injured man was conscious and taken to a hospital by land ambulance.

Roads were closed around the shopping precinct but began to reopen at 6.30pm.

The offenders are described as a white man in his 30s with a stocky build and bleach blond hair, wearing jeans and a black top, and a white woman in her late 20s to early 30s with black hair and wearing a red blazer. They were seen to leave the scene in a silver vehicle.

Det Sgt Nina Yuill from the St Albans Local Crime Unit said: “Our enquiries are on-going and every effort is being made to trace the suspects. I would reassure people that we believe this was a targeted incident and the offenders and victim were probably known to each other.

“This took place in the busy shopping area of the city and I’m sure there were many witnesses to what happened. If you have not yet spoken with police, but believe you may have witnessed the incident, the circumstances that led up to it or the offenders leaving the scene, I’d strongly urge you to make contact with police.”

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If you have any information, please contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101 and ask to speak to the St Albans Local Crime Unit.