Search continues for Hatfield murder suspect

The Welwyn Hatfield Times has been given exclusive access to the search teams inside the grounds at Hatfield House.

Chief reporter Kelly-Ann Kiernan looked on as more than 30 officers scoured the grounds in the hunt for Martin Collett.

Police are searching the area after a tip-off from a member of the public, who believed they spotted the 35-year-old sat on a small wooden fence, which is protecting a tree at the stately home.

Collett is accused of murdering ex-partner Angela Hoyt, in the home they shared in Glebeland, Hatfield.

Our reporter said: “The helicopter is hovering overhead and there are officers both in cars and on foot searching every part of the grounds.


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“A police dog, named Colly, has also joined the manhunt.

“This is a massive estate with lots of places to hide, the search could go on for a long while yet.”

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