Live updates

Teen from Hemel Hempstead

A 16-year-old boy who was injured in a hit-and-run in Hemel Hempstead has died.

Fazan Ahmed was struck by a blue car on Jupiter Driver on Friday night. The teenager was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington where he later died from head and spinal injuries.

Fazan Ahmed was the victim of a hit and run Credit: Hertfordshire Police

His mother Izzy Begum and father Mukhtar Ahmed, and siblings said:

Fazan was adored by all his family and friends. He was the life and soul of our family with his whole future ahead of him. He loved football and was a supporter of Arsenal.

His family and friends are devastated beyond belief at what has happened.

– Family Statement

Officers believe a blue car was involved and are asking people to contact them if they have seen a car which may have substantial front-end damage.

Advertisement

Boy in critical condition after serious collision

A 16-year-old by is critically ill in hospital after a collision with a car in Hemel Hempstead.

Officers are trying to trace a blue car which may have substantial front-end damage after it left the scene of the incident last night.

The collision occurred in Jupiter Driver at around 8.25pm. A boy aged 16 was struck by a blue car which failed to stop.

We are actively seeking the driver of the blue car and we would ask that they make contact with police as a matter of urgency.

The vehicle is likely to have a broken windscreen, as well as other damage so I’d like to ask for the public’s help in locating the vehicle, I would urge anyone who sees a vehicle with similar damage apparently parked up or abandoned to call us. I would also appeal to any mechanics, who may encounter a blue vehicle presented for repairs to get in contact before undertaking such work.”

If anyone has seen this vehicle, or has a relative who drives a blue car and may have come home in a distressed state, I would urge that they contact police immediately.

– Sergeant Sam Cordingly, Roads Policing Unit

Assault happened just after midnight

A man died after being assaulted in Hertford in the early hours of this morning.

The incident happened just after midnight at the entrance to the Stone House bar in Bull Plain.

It is believed the victim, a man in his 50s from Edmonton, was struck to the face causing him to fall to the ground. He was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

We are investigating this man’s death thoroughly to establish exactly what happened and the cause of his tragic death, which we are treating as suspicious.

We are currently questioning a 26-year-old man from Buntingford, who has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody at this time.

The events yesterday evening were seen by a number of people who were in the bar at the time. We are speaking to a number of witnesses, although I would urge anyone who saw what happened and has not yet been in contact with my officers, to please contact us.

– Detective Chief Inspector Jerome Kent from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit

Advertisement

Can you help solve the mystery of who killed Jess?

Can you solve the mystery of who killed Jess the cat? Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cat was shot dead with a pellet gun. The body of 10-year-old Jess was found by her owner in her garden in Westfield Avenue in north Watford. It's thought it happened between 6.30pm on Saturday August 16th and lunchtime the following day.

"Understandably, the owners are extremely distraught at the loss of their beloved pet in such an inhumane way and I would urge anyone who has any information about what happened or who knows who is responsible to contact police straight away"

– PC Leo Sale, Hertfordshire Police

Stripped down to his jeans, David Beckham gets drenched

David Beckham got a drenching today, the latest celebrity to take part in the ALS ice bucket challenge. He was nominated by American TV presenter Ryan Seacrest.

Stripped down to his jeans three men soak him using one of the biggest buckets yet. Beckham went on to nominate Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.

Celebrities across the board have endured the viral ice bucket challenge, read more about it here.

Load more updates