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Northampton murder investigation: Three arrests after street shooting

The scene in Webb Drive after the shooting on Thursday night. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Three people have been arrested after a man was shot dead in the street in Northampton.

A 23-year-old man is being held on suspicion of murder.

It comes after a 28-year-old man died in Webb Drive, Upton, on Thursday night after being "shot with a firearm".

A 22-year-old man from Northampton has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

A 25-year-old woman from Northampton was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender - but has been released under investigation.

The shooting took place in Webb Drive, Upton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

“We have a large team of officers from across the East Midlands region working on this very fast-moving investigation and we are following several significant lines of inquiry.

“Three people have already been arrested in connection with the murder and our inquiries are continuing at pace. We have officers conducting searches at a number of addresses across Northampton and we are also keen to speak to anyone who may have any information about the murder or those involved.

“This was a senseless crime which resulted in the tragic death of a young man. Specialist officers are supporting the victim’s family, who have a lost a son, brother, partner and father in shocking circumstances.

“The scene-guard in Webb Drive has been removed, however, local officers will continue to carry out patrols and conduct inquiries in the surrounding area. The community is understandably shocked by what has happened and anyone with any concerns is asked to contact local officers who will be able to help.

“We are determined to bring to justice those responsible for this man’s murder and I would appeal to anyone who may have any information that might assist the inquiry, to contact the incident room as soon as possible.”

– Det Supt Simon Cure
  • Anyone with information is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101, reference number 18000476859.
  • Alternatively, if they would prefer to remain anonymous, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.