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Esam Ayad: Fourth arrest in Hoddesdon face shooting

Esam Ayad Image copyright Hertfordshire Constabulary
Image caption Esam Ayad, 26, from Harlow in Essex, was shot at an address in Ogard Road, Hoddesdon on 4 December.

A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the death of a man who was shot in the face.

Esam Ayad, 26, from Harlow in Essex, died the day after the attack in Ogard Road, Hoddesdon, on 4 December.

He was a father to two "very young children", police said.

A 27-year-old man from Watford is in custody on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, while a 16-year-old boy from Broxbourne has been arrested and since released on bail.

Another man, also 27 and from Broxbourne, has been arrested and released while investigations continue.

A 25-year-old man, of no fixed address, has been held and returned to prison due to pre-existing parole conditions.

Image copyright South Beds News Agency
Image caption Police closed Ogard Road while investigations took place

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