UPDATE: Police confirm man was stabbed during assault

Police are investigating reports of an assault in central Watford.

Hertfordshire Constabulary was called to the area of St Albans Road by the Holiday Inn Express hotel at around 11.20am today.

A 26-year-old man was taken to hospital by ambulance. 

A section of pavement with blood spattered on it has been cordoned off.

More to follow.