Arrest Over Hertfordshire Murder Of Essex Man

16 December 2018, 07:13 | Updated: 16 December 2018, 07:32

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A fourth person, a man from Watford has been arrested in Letchworth in connection with the murder of a man from Harlow.

Esam Ayad, from Harlow, was shot at an address in Ogard Road, Hoddesdon, on Tuesday, December 4 at around 9.25pm.

He was taken to hospital but later died from his injuries.

A 27 year-old man from Watford was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder in Letchworth yesterday (Friday, December 14). He remains in police custody.

Three other people have already been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the investigation.

They are a 16 year-old boy and 27 year-old man, both from Broxbourne, who have been released on police bail while the investigation continues, and a 25 year-old man, of no fixed address, who has been recalled to prison.

Major Crime Unit Officers are continuing to appeal for information and would like to speak to anyone who was in the area on the night of the shooting.

If you were in the Ogard Road, Castle Road, Old Highway, Old Highway Recreation Ground, Lee Road or St Cuthberts Road areas between 9.15pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday, December 4 please call police on 101, quoting crime reference 41/62710/18, or get in touch with the investigating team online at

 Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at