North Mymms man charged with ABH and firearms possession after Hatfield town centre taped off

PUBLISHED: 14:18 01 September 2020 | UPDATED: 14:36 01 September 2020

An incident has happened in Hatfield town centre. Picture: Elliot Potter

An incident has happened in Hatfield town centre. Picture: Elliot Potter

A man from North Mymms has been charged with ABH and a possession of a firearms after a “serious assault” in Hatfield yesterday.

Nicholas Tate, of Dixons Hill Road, appeared at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court yesterday after an a man was injured in the town centre on Sunday morning.

The 32-year-old has been sent for trial at St Albans Crown Court on September 28.

Police were called on Sunday at 2am to reports of a disturbance outside the snooker club, near to Asda, in Hatfield town centre, where a weapon was reportedly used to threaten a man in his 30s.

The victim was seriously assaulted and suffered injuries to his head and face, which are not being treated as life-threatening.

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He was taken to Lister Hospital in Stevenage for treatment, after an ambulance and rapid response vehicle was called at 2.30am, and a firearm was also recovered from the scene.

Officers immediately attended and carried out a thorough search of the area, with support from the Beds, Cambs and Herts Dog Unit, before they detained and arrested three people.

A 24-year-old man from Hatfield was arrested on suspicion of assault (GBH).

A 30-year-old man from St Albans was arrested on suspicion of affray and assault (GBH).

Both have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Safer neighbourhood team inspector Kash Hussain said: “Our officers are conducting thorough enquiries to establish what happened and I hope that residents feel reassured by these arrests. I urge any witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 56 of 30 August.”

You can also report information online at or speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at

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