Dellfield double stabbing: neighbours react to 'terribly tragic' double stabbing

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Police cars at the scene yesterday Police cars at the scene yesterday

UPDATE: Police release description of man after two men found stabbed

Police are hunting a man after two people were found stabbed at a house in St Albans.

A 23-year-old man and a 33-year-old man were discovered with numerous stab injuries at a house in Lycaste Close, off Dellfield at 5.45pm yesterday evening. All three men know each other. 

The younger man was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital by air ambulance with stomach wounds "in a potentially life-threatening condition" and the older man was taken to Watford General with thigh wounds.

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Police cars at the scene yesterday. Picture by @IqbalHussain_

Another Dellfield resident, who asked not to be named said: “This is terribly tragic.

“I have seen a few things over the last six or seven years, but this is one of the worse issues we have had down here.”

Linda Jackson, 62, from Lycaste Close, said: “This was very disturbing for a quiet area like this.

“There was lots of police lights and dogs. It was like a scene from a movie. It’s a big shock and there are lots of old people living here by themselves.”

Bushra Tariq, 25, also from Dellfield, said she walks around the flats to take her two young children to school every day, and yesterday saw lots of police cars and a cordon around Lycaste Road.

She added: "It’s worrying when you hear something like this because my daughter goes to school nearby so we use the shortcut around the flat. Now i have told my husband i am going to use another route."

Another neighbour, who asked to not be named, said: “This is terrible for something like this to happen in broad daylight.”

The younger man is now in a stable condition. The older man, who was taken to Watford General with thigh wounds, has been released.

The location of the incident

Police are currently trying to trace a third man in connection with the stabbings.

 

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