Man charged with murder - Watford

03/12/2014

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Major Crime Unit to charge a man in connection with the murder of a man in a car park in Watford last year.

Michael McInerney, aged 33, of no fixed abode, was arrested under a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) at an address in Corby, Northamptonshire this morning and charged with murder.

Arulchelvan 'Nick' Prasanna, aged 34, from Watford died at St Mary's Hospital, London, 11 days after being found in the car park of Costco in Hartspring Lane, Watford at around 2.45pm on Sunday, 26 May 2013.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Major Crime Unit, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against Michael McInerney.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Major Crime Unit to charge the man with murder.

"The charges are in connection with the murder of a man in Watford in May 2013.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

McInerney has been remanded in police custody to appear at Luton Magistrates' Court this morning, Wednesday, 03 December 2014.

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