Police launch murder probe as man, 31, dies in hospital after being attacked and left for dead in the street
- The victim was found in a critical condition by officers and received treatment
- He was then rushed to Lister Hospital but was pronounced dead after arrival
- Police have launched a murder investigation and are appealing for information
A murder investigation has been launched after a man was attacked and left for dead in Stevenage.
The victim, 31, was found in a critical condition on Friday night by officers who had been called to the scene out of ‘fear for his welfare’.
The man was given emergency treatment by paramedics at the side of the road before being rushed to Lister Hospital – but sadly he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
The murder victim has not yet been positively identified and named by police
A spokesman for Hertfordshire Constabulary said a full-scale investigation has been launched by detectives from the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Major Crime Team.
Detective Inspector Justine Jenkins said: ‘We are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry but are also appealing for any witnesses or anyone who has information about what happened to contact us.
‘A murder investigation has been launched after a man was attacked in Stevenage.
‘Police were called to Meadow Way, Stevenage at 9.15pm on Friday evening in relation to concerns for the welfare of a 31-year-old man from Stevenage.
‘Paramedics took the man to the Lister Hospital where he was sadly pronounced deceased shortly after arrival.
‘A scene guard remains in place in Meadow Way while inquiries continue.’
A post mortem examination is to be carried out on the man’s body to establish what injuries caused his death and an inquest will be opened and adjourned later next week.
The murder victim has not yet been positively identified and named by police.
Anyone with information can contact police on 101.