UPDATE: Hitchin murder victim died ‘from single stab wound to chest’

A POST-MORTEM has established that a 36-year-old man who died in Hitchin in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday) morning died from a single stab wound to the chest.

Police also confirmed the man’s name as Graham Snowden, as reported by The Comet earlier.

Mr Snowden was known by friends as Snowy. A 15-year-old boy is being questioned by police on suspicion of murder.

Detective Inspector Tim Redfearn, from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “We are still very much in the early stages of this investigation and would appeal to anyone who may have information in connection with this incident to come forward.”

While the investigation continues, friends and family of Mr Snowden have taken to Facebook to pay their respects.

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Daughter Elise said: “I love youuu daddy, I always will no matter how many moans I had at you no one should have taken you away from me and Alana we will never ever ever forget you I will always love you.. R.I.P love you loads.”

Samantha Tomlin said: “You always made me laugh Snowy, I have never meet such a joker, I remember you from the days of drinking in The Market Trader.

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“Now you have been taken away and it’s news no one can get their heads around. You are going to be missed greatly. You make sure you watch over us all give us a laugh every now and then.”

Kelly Marie Woodhams said: “I saw you Saturday night, and you gave me great words of advice, whilst still keeping the subject light hearted and jokey. I promise I won’t forget your words. x R.I.P.”

Ian Tyler said: “The amount of stories and memories are endless, 95% of them are hilarious! You were always good to me, and my family.

“I remember only a few months after your accident you came up to my house to drop a card off for my mum coz she past away, and that’s when I knew you were a true friend! I wish we could have spent more time together over the last few years. You will be missed and loved everyday.”

• Anyone with information is urged to contact DI Redfearn or a member of the investigation team on the incident room number: 01707 355959.

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