Police Hunt Killer

15 July 2012, 07:12 | Updated: 15 July 2012, 08:21

Police are asking for information to help them with a murder investigation in Hatfield.

It has been confirmed that the man that died following an incident on Wednesday 12th July was 20-year-old Darren Leonard.

Following a post mortem police have confirmed that he died as a result of stab wounds.

There is now a murder inquiry underway, code-named Operation Bulrush.

Police have been conducting house to house inquiries in the Northfield area and monitoring CCTV footage from local cameras among other lines of investigation.

DCI Martin Brunning, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: 

“We are determined to catch the people who killed Darren and will leave no stone unturned in order to find them.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who has information about this incident. If you saw anything unusual on Wednesday evening through into the early hours of Thursday morning in that area, please get in touch with the Operation Bulrush team by calling 101.”

There has been considerable speculation on social media websites and within in the Hatfield community so officers have been conducting extra patrols in the Birchwood area to offer reassurance to local residents with concerns.