Suspects Named Over St Albans Stabbing

Police are releasing the pictures of two people wanted in connection with a stabbing in St Albans on Friday, May 11.

It happened at around 4.15pm at The Quadrant Shops on the Ridgeway. A man, who is in his 30s, returned to his van in Wycombe Way when he was approached and stabbed in the chest as he sat in the driver’s seat.

The man was taken to hospital in a serious condition and has since been released following treatment.

It is believed the incident was a targeted attack.

The two people police want to speak with in connection with the investigation are:

  •   32 year old Frank Varey from Lancashire
  • 29 year old Louise Varey from Caddington in Bedfordshire. She is also known as Louise Best or Julie Best.

Since the photographs were taken, Frank is believed to have dyed his hair very blond in the week prior to the incident. However, he could now have washed this dye out, and his facial hair may be shaved off or be more trimmed.

Louise is believed to have dyed her hair jet black prior to the incident, and wears it long and straight.

The couple left the scene in a silver Vauxhall Insignia registration LM12OJG.

Detective Sergeant Dan Stoddart from the Local Crime Unit at St Albans police station said:

“Following our initial inquiries we are now in a position to name the suspects we want to speak with.  We are appealing to members of the public who see Frank or Louise to contact us with information on their whereabouts. They have links to Blackburn, Hampshire and Dorset. I would also like to trace the silver Vauxhall Insignia registration LM12OJG”

“I would also like to speak with anyone who was in the area of The Quadrant in St Albans at the time of the attack and hasn’t already spoken with officers to contact police.”

If you have any information, please contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101 and ask to speak to the St Albans Local Crime Unit. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555111.

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