Christmas Day violence in Berkhamsted leaves man with serious head injuries

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A man was left with serious head injuries after an early hours Christmas Day row is believed to have erupted into violence.

Police are appealing for the public’s help following the alleged serious assault in Berkhamsted,

It is believed that a row broke out between two men at around 2,40am in the stairwell of a block of flats in Hilltop Road.

One of the men - a 34-year-old from the town - suffered serious injuries.

As part of the investigation, police are now appealing for the public’s help to trace any items that may be connected to the incident.

Det Insp Justine Jenkins said: “We believe that there may be a number of things connected to this crime that are still outstanding and we are appealing for anyone that finds anything suspicious to contact the police immediately.

“We believe there may be clothing and implements used in the incident that still need to be traced.”

Anyone with information about the incident, or who finds any suspicious items in the area, should contact police on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

>James Howes, 19, of Hilltop Road, Berkhamsted, has been charged with grievous bodily harm and remanded in custody.