Man and woman who live near Stevenage murder scene charged with killing 47-year-old Mark Altabas

Mark Altabas, 47, was found dying in a Stevenage street on Thursday morning

Mark Altabas, 47, was found dying in a Stevenage street on Thursday morning - Credit: Archant

A man and a woman have been charged with murder by police investigating the death of 47-year-old Mark Altabas in Stevenage in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Mr Altabas was found by police on Angle Ways suffering from stab wounds, and he died later at the town’s Lister Hospital.

Police later arrested five people and now Robert Crook, 57, and Katie Holmes, 43, who both live in nearby Long Leaves, have been charged with murder.

Two other people arrested in connection with the incident, a 35-year-old man and a 49-year-old man have been released on bail.

A fifth person, aged 18, remains in police custody.


You may also want to watch:


Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det Insp Justine Jenkins on the police non-emergency number 101.

Police confirm murder investigation is under way

Family pay tribute to murder victim

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter