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A man has been charged with murder after the death of a 55-year-old in Hemel Hempstead.

It comes after Police were called to Malmes Croft in Leverstock Green on Monday, following reports of concerns for the welfare of a man.

53-year-old Richard Martin from Barley Croft has been charged with murder and is due before Hatfield Remand Court today (Wednesday, 13th June).

Detectives from the Herts, Beds and Cambs Major Crime Unit is seeking to reassure residents, as they believe this is an isolated incident involving two people who are known to each other.

Detective Inspector Phil Moss said: "We are working to establish the exact circumstances surrounding this man's death and significant enquiries are on-going.

I'd like to reassure the local community that we believe that this is an isolated incident involving two people who are known to each other.

While we conduct our enquiries you should expect to see police officers in the local area".

:: Anyone who believes they have information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 607 of June 11 or report information online at https://www.herts.police.uk/Report.

:: Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.

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