A BOY aged just 15 and three others have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was killed during an attack in Hertfordshire.

Police were called to Meadow Way in Stevenage over welfare concerns of a 31-year-old man on Friday night.

Cops arrived at the scene shortly after 9.15pm and paramedics rushed the victim to Lister Hospital.

He was pronounced dead not long after arrival.

Four people have been arrested in connection with the killing on Friday (February 12).

Forensic teams were spotted at the scene yesterday while a guard remained in place as police continued their investigations.

Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Major Crime Unit arrested a 16-year old-boy on suspicion of murder yesterday – Saturday, February 13.

Meanwhile, two further boys, aged 15 and 17, and a 41-year-old man were arrested today.

All four remain in custody.

Detective Inspector Justine Jenkins from the BCH Major Crime Unit said: "We have made a number of arrests but as we pursue a number of lines of enquiry we are also appealing for any witnesses or anyone who has information about what happened to contact us.

"We are in the early stages of this investigation and extensive enquiries are being carried out to help establish the sequence of events before and after the incident."

You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference Operation Mantle.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org

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