Letchworth man, 60, charged with murder after 85-year-old man dies in domestic incident

The murder scene in Letchworth's Whitethorn Lane.

The murder scene in Letchworth's Whitethorn Lane. - Credit: Archant

A 60-year-old man from Letchworth has been charged with murder following the death of a a man aged 85 in a domestic incident on Wednesday.

Police and ambulance crews at Whitethorn Lane in Letchworth at about 3.30pm on the day of the crime.

Police and ambulance crews at Whitethorn Lane in Letchworth at about 3.30pm on the day of the crime.

Sami Ozone, of Whitethorn Lane, is set to appear at Hatfield Remand Court today.

Police are not presently looking for anyone else in connection with the crime – which they have described as happening amid a ‘domestic incident’ on Wednesday afternoon.

The crime has shaken neighbours in the quiet road, with one mother telling the Comet of her disbelief that ‘something like this has happened on our doorstep’.

The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “It was just a normal afternoon. We noticed two ambulances pull up outside our house and thought nothing of it. Then more emergency vehicles started driving past, one after another after another. Then suddenly the loud roaring of the helicopter going overhead, I thought it was going to land in my garden.

The murder scene in Letchworth's Whitethorn Lane.

The murder scene in Letchworth's Whitethorn Lane. - Credit: Archant

“The police were there all night and all day Friday too, with forensics turning up also. It is so shocking to see a house on such a normal street cordoned off with police tape with people in white suits walking around it.

“It just looks like a normal family home. I’m still in shock. I can’t believe something like this has happened on our doorstep. It’s like the news you always hear about on TV, not something you expect to happen just a few doors down, while you are just going about your normal day.

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“It’s pretty scary. My thoughts go out to everyone involved.”

Another neighbour tweeted on Thursday, after the murder arrest was announced: “Cannot believe I walked past this yesterday – literally happened at the top of my road.”

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