Three people charged with murder - Hemel Hempstead

19/01/2017

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit to charge three people with the murder of a man in Hemel Hempstead.

Joseph Zulu, aged 22, of no fixed address, and Nicholas Grant, aged 18, of Sunnyhill Road, Hemel Hempstead, have both been charged with murder and conspiracy to supply drugs. Jackie Brewin, aged 47, of Sacombe Road, Hemel Hempstead, has been charged with murder.

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

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

"The charges are in connection with the death of Adam Watt, aged 38, who was stabbed outside his home in Evans Wharf, Apsley Lock, Hemel Hempstead just after 1.10am on Sunday, 08 January 2017.

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

All three people have been remanded in police custody to appear at Hatfield Magistrates' Court this morning, Thursday, 19 January 2017.

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