Man charged with attempted murder after woman fell from block of flats

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A man has been charged with attempted murder following an incident in Hemel Hempstead in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

John McAleer, 24, from Belsize Road, Hemel Hempstead, was set to appear before Hatfield Remand Court this morning.

Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit have been investigating since officers were called to Waterhouse Street at 3am to reports a woman had fallen from a balcony.

The woman, who is 21 years old, suffered serious injuries and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Detective Chief Inspector Jerome Kent is leading the investigation. He said: “I would be keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened or who has any information about the events leading up to this incident and would ask them to please call the Herts Police non-emergency number 101.”