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Berkhamsted murder investigation launched after death of teenager

The 18 year old was pronounced dead on Friday night.

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 9:20am 25th February 2018. (Updated at 9:46am 25th February 2018) 2-minute read.

Berkhamsted murder investigation launched after death of teenager

Extra patrols will be taking place in Berkhamsted today after a murder investigation is launched in the town.

It's after a teenager was killed on Friday night.

Police were alerted by the ambulance service to an 18 year old suffering from a serious leg injury in Westfield Road at 10.17pm.

A short while later he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police set up a cordon in Westfield Road as scenes of crime investigators gathered evidence in the area.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Branston from the MCU said:

“This is a fast moving investigation with a number of lines of enquiry which we are currently pursuing.

"I would appeal to anyone who knows anything about this incident to contact police as soon as possible.”

Paul Mitson, the Chief Inspector for the  area , 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.”

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