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Boy charged with attempted murder after teenager 'stabbed in neck'

Hertfordshire Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Letchworth Credit: .

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after a teenager was allegedly stabbed in the neck in Hertfordshire.

Police were called to Jackman's Place in Letchworth on Friday (June 8) to reports that a 15-year-old boy had been assaulted.

He had suffered a cut to his neck and was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a pocket knife in a public place.

He has also been charged with attempted grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a bladed article in a public place.

This relates to a separate assault which is alleged to have taken place in Broadway, Letchworth, near to the junction with Station Place, on Friday, June 8 at around 1.50pm. It involved a male victim aged in his 20s.

The 14-year-old boy appeared in court today. He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at St Albans Crown Court on July 13.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101.


Conservatives in decline in North Hertfordshire

The Conservative majority in North Hertfordshire was reduced from 19 to 9. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The council which runs local services in Letchworth, Hitchin and Royston has been run by the Conservatives since 1999 but this year saw the Tory majority cut.

The Conservative lost five seats with two going to Labour and three to the Liberal Democrats.


Appeal after teenager assaulted in Hertfordshire

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Marshall via the Hertfordshire Constabulary Credit: PA

Officers are appealing for information after a teenager was assaulted in Letchworth.

It happened in the early hours of Saturday morning (October 21) when the victim, an 18 year old woman, was walking past Wyvale Garden Centre, on Hitchin Road and attacked by a man.

The victim managed to fight the man off and ran down the road, flagging down a passing car. She didn't suffer any injuries.

Detective Constable Kate Marshall, who is investigating, said: “I am appealing for anyone who saw the incident or witnessed a man walking along in the area around the time stated to get in touch, as you may have information that could assist our investigation.”

The offender is described as being;

  • White man with slightly tanned skin and in his 40s
  • Around six ft tall
  • Dark, short hair slightly swept back
  • Wearing a grey turtle neck jumper, ripped wash faded jeans.

CCTV captures woman disguised as man before murdering sister

CCTV cameras have captured the moment woman approached her half-sister's flat disguised as a man, shortly before murdering.

Yvonne Caylor was today handed a life sentence for the murder of Nicki Collingbourne, who she attacked with a chicken-shaped ceramic pot on 23 May.

Caylor put on a goatee beard, a wig, heavy framed glasses and a hi-vis jacket, before knocking on her sister's door.

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