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Police reveal two men arrested over pensioner murder have been released without charge

David Brickwood Credit: ITV Anglia

Northamptonshire Police have revealed that two men arrested in connection with the death of popular pensioner David Brickwood have been released without charge.

The men were arrested on Friday but police have only just released the information.

David Brickwood was violently assaulted in his own home in Abington in the early hours of last Saturday morning (26th September)

At the end of last week, two people were arrested in connection with the David Brickwood murder investigation. They have since been released without charge. “The team of officers working on the case are now actively following a variety of lines of investigation and would appeal to anyone with any information about the assault on Mr Brickwood to call them on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

– Northamptonshire Police



Two little girls seriously injured in crash

Police want to hear from anyone who saw the crash Credit: ITV Anglia

Two children have been taken to hospital with life-changing injuries following a crash on the A509 on Saturday.

The collision took place at 2.55pm on Saturday, 3 October, at the junction with Hilltop Road, Little Harrowden.

A white Land Rover Discovery was travelling from Isham towards Wellingborough, when it was in collision with a silver Vauxhall Signum travelling in the opposite direction.

The driver and passenger of the Discovery, both men, aged 39 and 30, were taken to Kettering General Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver and front seat passenger of the Signum, a 36-year-old man and 29-year-old woman, were taken to Kettering General Hospital with serious injuries.

Two girls, aged five and eight, who were passengers in the Signum, were airlifted to hospital with life changing injuries. The five-year-old was taken to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham and the eight-year-old was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the crash.

Dog owner ordered to pay compensation after her animal's attack

The owner of a dog which attacked another dog walker and her pet has been ordered to pay compensation.

On June 14, a 56 year old woman was walking her dog on a lead in the High Street in Watton at Stone, when a large Bull Mastiff dog ran towards them and grabbed her dog in its jaws. As the woman tried to free her dog, she was also bitten on the hand.

Anne Manarin (63) of High Street, Watton at Stone, was charged with having a dog out of control in a public place. She appeared at Stevenage Magistrate Court where conditions were put on her keeping the dog which include:

  • The dog must be neutered, microchipped, muzzled and kept on a lead when in a public place.
  • It can only be controlled by a person over the age of 16 years.
  • The owner must maintain up to date third party insurance or the dog will be destroyed.

Manarin also had to pay £2,190.53 in compensation.

"Dog ownership is high in East Herts and it is important that people understand that owning a dog is a responsible business.

– PC Gemma Wardell

Police appeal after five dogs are stolen

One of the dogs was a black Labrador like this one Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for information after five dogs were stolen in Castle Rising last week.

It happened sometime between 11am and 6pm on Thursday 1 October at a home in Lynn Road. Suspect(s) have broken into a kennel block and five dogs stolen.

The dogs were a yellow Labrador, a black Labrador, a lemon Cocker Spaniel, a black Sprocker and a black and tan Patterdale Terrier and were all microchipped.

Since the incident, all five dogs have been traced and returned to the owner, but officers are still keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone with any information.

Police question man over blast that killed two

The scene of devastation in Hoddesdon Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are questioning a man from Hertfordshire after an explosion in an industrial unit killed two people. The man, who's in his 40s, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence. The blast happened at Plumpton Road in Hoddesdon near Roydon. A man in his 30s and another in his 40s, both from London, died from their injuries. A third man in his twenties was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.

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