Two more men have been charged with murder following the death of Luke O’Connell.

Shahnavaz Azad, 27, of Nicholas Close, Watford and Mohammed Haroon Azad, 21, also of Nicholas Close, Watford were charged with murder last night (Thursday, September 5).

They are set to appear at Hatfield Remand Court today (September 6).

Two other men, Aamir Mustafa, 22, of St George’s Road, Watford, and 19-year-old Mohammed (also known as Hamza) Shah, of Hagden Lane, Watford, have already been charged with murder.

They are due to appear at a pre-trial hearing on December 3 at St Albans Crown Court.

A provisional trial court date has been set for February 17, 2020 for four weeks at St Albans Crown Court.

Mr O’Connell, 27, from Watford, was stabbed to death following a three car crash in Gammons Lane, Watford, which occurred just before 3am on Saturday (August 31).

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