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Man stabbed to death in Hemel Hempstead

Billy Dove
Image caption Police said Billy Dove died from a stab wound

A 21-year-old man died after being stabbed in the centre of Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire.

The attack, which police are treating as murder, happened in Market Square at about 01:30 GMT on Sunday.

Police said the victim, Billy Dove, from Hemel Hempstead, died as a result of a stab wound. The scene has been cordoned off for forensic examination.

Two 17-year-old boys from Hemel Hempstead have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

They are currently being questioned.

Det Supt Mick Hanlon said: "Investigations are under way but at this stage it is unclear as to exactly what happened.

"The area would have been busy at the time and I would ask anyone who has not already spoken to police to call us with information.

"Our thoughts are with the victim's family at this time."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit.

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