‘The pavement was splattered with blood’ – Police close busy road after reports of Hitchin town centre stabbing

A police cordon has been put up in Bancroft, Hitchin, following reports of a stabbing

A police cordon has been put up in Bancroft, Hitchin, following reports of a stabbing - Credit: Archant

A busy road in Hitchin town centre has been closed after reports of a stabbing in the town.

Bancroft has been closed following an incident outside Make A Shake.

A police spokesman confirmed they were called at 11.43am and said: “Officers are in attendance at Bancroft investigating an incident.

“The road is currently closed.”

An eyewitness told the Comet: “The pavement was blood splattered outside Make A Shake. The blood looked like it came from a wound that was dripping.


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”There are police everywhere, with the road cordoned off, and at least three squad cars and an ambulance here.”

Another eyewitness added: “There was what appeared to be a flick knife near the blood. I’m still shaking now. You don’t expect people to be stabbed in broad daylight in Hitchin.”

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