Welwyn Garden City stabbing: police carry out enquiries in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 11:54 25 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:29 25 January 2018

The murder investigation scene in Ludwick Way, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Welwyn Hatfield Times.

The murder investigation scene in Ludwick Way, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Welwyn Hatfield Times.


Police officers were carrying out enquiries in Hatfield yesterday after the fatal stabbing in Welwyn Garden City last week.

Officers attended Jasmine Gardens in Hatfield on Wednesday, January 24 to make enquiries in connection with the murder.

A 23-year-old man from London was found by police in Ludwick Way, Welwyn Garden City on Thursday, January 18, having suffered from stab wounds which proved to be fatal.

Keith Coventry, 34, of Bassingburn Walk in Welwyn Garden City, has been charged with murder and appeared at Hatfield Remand Court yesterday (January 24).

A 29-year-old man from Hatfield has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

Vinnie Bradshaw, 19, of Bassingburn Walk in Welwyn Garden City, who is charged with murder, appeared at Luton Crown Court yesterday.

Finally, an 18-year-old man from Welwyn Garden City, who was arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released on bail until Monday, February 12.

Detective Chief Inspector Jerome Kent, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “We want to speak to anyone who may have seen a gathering of up to four men in the area at around 10pm as they may have witnessed what happened.

“We are also seeking information about a white BMW 4x4 that is believed to have been in the area around the time of the incident.

“The victim travelled to the area in a grey Mercedes car with a friend.

“We’re also appealing for information about any possible sightings of him and his friend in the area that evening.

“If you witnessed something or if you have any other information that could help, please contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary on the non-emergency number 101, quoting Operation Burgundy, or report information online at www.herts.police.uk/report.

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