Hemel Hempstead murder inquiry

Police launched an investigation after the death of a man whose body was found by emergency crews called to a house fire.

Police name murder victim

Police at the scene in Hemel Hempstead
Police at the scene in Hemel Hempstead Credit: ITV News

Police have named the victim of a murder in Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire.

The body of Thomas Baird, 63, was found after a fire at his home in Westerdale at the weekend.

Mr Baird died of trauma to the head and neck, and stab wounds to the chest.

A 30-year-old man from Hemel Hempstead remains in custody having been arrested on Saturday on suspicion of murder.

Anyone with information should contact the Major Crime Unit via the non-emergency number 101.

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