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15 October 2017, 09:20
A man's been left into an induced coma after being found with severe injuries lying on the ground unconscious.
Just after 2.20am yesterdays morning (Saturday, October 14), members of the public discovered the man, 20s, lying unconscious in an alleyway opposite a pub on the High Street, leading to Figtree Hill.
He was found to have serious injuries and an ambulance was called.
He was taken to Watford General Hospital, where he has now been placed into an induced coma.
The victim's family have been informed and they are being supported by officers.
Detective Inspector Tom Leeks, who is investigating, said:
"We believe the victim’s injuries are consistent with being beaten and I want to reassure the community that we are doing all we can to find the person or persons responsible for this crime.
Were you in the Old Town area yesterday evening, or the early hours of this morning? Did you see or hear anything suspicious, or did you witness anyone leaving the area in a hurry?
If you have any information at all, however insignificant it may seem, please get in touch with us on 101, quoting ISR 76 of October 14. You can also report information online at www.contacthertspolice.uk/Report/Crime."
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.