Three teenagers charged with murder - Berkhamsted

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

Two 14-year-old boys from Watford, and a 16-year-old girl from Hemel Hempstead, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were charged last night, Monday, 26 February 2018, with joint enterprise 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 these three teenagers.

“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 the three teenagers with joint enterprise murder.

“The charges are in connection with an incident, which occurred in Westfield Road, Berkhamsted on the evening of Friday, 23 February 2018, during which an 18-year-old man from Berkhamsted died.

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

The three teenagers were remanded in police custody to appear at Hatfield Remand Court today, Tuesday, 27 February 2018.

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