Hitchin man charged with murder after 25-year-old dies from stab wounds

PUBLISHED: 17:29 24 April 2019 | UPDATED: 17:29 24 April 2019

A Hitchin man has been charged with murder after the death of 25-year-old Katheeskaran Thavarasa at an address in Capswell Court

A Hitchin man has been charged with murder after the death of 25-year-old Katheeskaran Thavarasa at an address in Capswell Court

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A Hitchin man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a 25-year-old man who had suffered knife wounds.

Eswaran Sinnathurai, 24, of Wilshere Crescent in Hitchin was charged this afternoon and is due to appear at Hatfield Remand Court tomorrow.

Police were contacted just before 4.30am yesterday to a report that a Hitchin man had been seriously injured inside an address in Capswell Court.

Officers and the ambulance service attended the flat where the victim – Katheeskaran Thavarasa, who is better known as Karan – was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective Inspector Iain MacPherson, from the Beds, Cambs and Herts Major Crime Unit, said: “This was an isolated incident inside an address and involving individuals who we believe are known to each other.

“At this stage of the investigation we are not seeking anyone else in connection with the murder.

“The victim's family are currently being supported by specialist officers.”

Anyone with information that could assist the ongoing investigation is asked to contact the BCH Major Crime Unit via 101, quoting reference ISR 64 of April 23 or report information online at www.herts.police.uk/Report.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or submit details via their untraceable online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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