A murder investigation has been launched by Hertfordshire police following an incident over the weekend. 

It was reported that an altercation occurred between a group of people in the car park of Tesco in Ware Road, Hertford, at around 8.15pm on Saturday, November 4. 

A man aged in his 50s sustained serious injuries and was admitted to hospital.

Officers have now confirm that the man passed away yesterday afternoon (Thursday, November 9).

A murder investigation has subsequently been launched by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit (MCU).

Detective Inspector Iain MacPherson, from the MCU, said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this very difficult time and we would ask that their privacy is respected.

“Three people have been charged in connection with the incident and have been remanded into custody ahead of a court appearance.

“In the meantime, we continue to investigate the circumstances around what happened and would once again urge any witnesses who haven’t yet spoken to police to please come forward.

“I’d also ask anyone who was driving in the area with a dash cam fitted to please check their footage and contact us if you have captured something of note.”

He continued: “I understand that this news will have caused a great deal of concern among the local community. We believe those involved to be known to each other and are treating it as an isolated incident.

“If you do have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your local policing team.”

On Wednesday this week (November 8), police confirmed that the following people have been charged with section 18 grievous bodily harm (GBH) in connection with the incident:

· Stuart Smith, aged 42, of Cromwell Road, Ware

· Karen Lynn, aged 41, of Cromwell Road, Ware

· Charlie Penn, aged 20, of Cromwell Road, Ware

A 19-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of section 18 GBH.

You can report information by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/88490/23.

Alternatively, you can report information anonymously by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.