Two arrested after altercation between men allegedly armed with a hammer and crowbar took place in Hemel Hempstead

One man was allegedly armed with hammer and another was reported to have a crowbar

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 5:07 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th May 2021, 5:08 pm

Detectives investigating an altercation in Hemel Hempstead are appealing for witnesses and information.

On Friday, May 7, at around 3.30pm, two men were involved in a physical altercation in Cattsdell.

It was reported that one of them was in possession of a crowbar, and the other man was allegedly armed with a hammer.


No one sustained any injuries. It is believed that both involved parties are known to each other.

Detective Constable Nina Garrard, who is investigating, said: “This incident happened in a busy residential street, at a time when lots of people would probably be on their way to school pick-ups and we believe that several people may have witnessed the altercation taking place.

“If you did, and have not yet spoken to police, please get in touch as soon as possible.

"Any information, even something that may seem relatively minor or insignificant, could be key to progressing our investigation.”

If you have any information, you can contact DC Garrard directly via email at [email protected]

You can report information online or call 101, alternatively, you can stay anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Two people, a 19-year-old man from Rickmansworth and a 22-year-old man from Hemel Hempstead, were arrested on suspicion of affray. They have both been released on police bail with conditions.