A man has been charged after a triple stabbing in Watford.

Police were called to Vicarage Road in the early hours of Wednesday (July 3).

A man in his 40s, a man in his 30s and a woman in her 30s were all taken to hospital for treatment after sustaining stab wounds.

Two of the victims, the man and woman in their 30s, are still in hospital with life-changing injuries.

Khaled Ahmed, 36, of no fixed address, has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a bladed article and two counts of GBH.

Detective Inspector Jason Finnegan from the Watford Local Crime Unit said: “This was a despicable incident which left three people in hospital, two of whom were seriously injured. 

“Our investigations are continuing at this time and anyone with information who hasn’t yet spoken to police is urged to come forward.”

Watford Chief Inspector Matt Phillips added that Watford “remains a safe place to live, work and visit”.

He said: “My officers have been conducting high-visibility reassurance patrols in the area over the past couple of days and we have met with local partners to discuss any concerns.”

Ahmed has been remanded into custody to appear before Hatfield Remand Court today (July 5).

Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Watford Local Crime Unit by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime number 41/59915/19.

Information can also be reported online at www.herts.police.uk/Report or Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111. Their untraceable online form can also be accessed at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.