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Urgent appeal to find missing Northamptonshire man

James Hawkins Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police have issued an urgent appeal to find a missing 23-year-old man from Northamptonshire who has not been seen for the past week.

James Hawkins from Kettering has not been seen since Tuesday 26th April. He told his mother he was he was going to work, but he has not been seen or heard from since and has turned off his mobile phone.

James is described as white, 6ft 1in, with a medium build. He has brown short curly hair and well-kept stubble and he has a tattoo on his neck saying Est 1992 and another on of the cartoon character Batman. He has a further tattoo of a card deck on his left hand knuckles.

He was last seen wearing black combat trousers, a grey hoody and black Adidas plimsols with three white lines on the sides.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police.


Colchester United to reveal new manager tomorrow

Robbie Cowling has moved quickly to find Kevin Keen's successor. Credit: PA

Colchester United have called a press conference for tomorrow afternoon to announce their new manager.

Kevin Keen decided to quit following talks with chairman Robbie Cowling last week and the U's have moved quickly to secure a successor.

Current under 21s manager John McGreal is the overwhelming favourite with the bookies at 2/5.

In a recent poll by ITV News Anglia, 40% of U's fans said they wanted Braintree Town boss Danny Cowley to take over.

You can follow live updates of the announcement on our website tomorrow afternoon


Man accused of Essex murder found 'covered in blood'

The bodies were discovered at a house in Stansted Mountfitchet last July. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A former milkman, accused of murdering his mother and her friend in Essex, was found at the scene laughing and covered in blood, a court has been told.

54-year-old Gillian Phillips and 60-year-old David Oakes died of stab wounds.

Their bodies were discovered at a house in Bentfield Gardens in Stansted Mountfitchet last July.

Brett Rogers, who's 23, denies two counts of murder. The trial continues.

Chelmsford Crown Court was told Mr Rogers made a 999 call saying: "There's been a murder."

Police officers were met with a scene which can only be described as horrific.

Gillian Phillips was sprawled across a sofa, already dead and covered in blood.

David Oakes was lying on the floor face down, his face and neck covered in blood - although at that time he was still breathing.

There was copious amounts of blood around the room, and in the kitchen, bathroom and upstairs bedroom.

– Prosecutor Simon Spence QC

Hart joins Luton Town as assistant manager

Paul Hart will work alongside Nathan Jones. Credit: PA

Luton Town have appointed former Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace boss Paul Hart as their new assistant manager.

Hart has recently been working with Leeds United's academy, and watched the Hatters' defeat at Northampton Town on Saturday.

The 62-year-old will add some experience to Nathan Jones' coaching staff.

It feels great to be here. I've been looking forward to this and I feel very lucky.

I've had 45 Years in football and to come to a prestigious club like Luton, especially in this position as assistant manager is great, I'm very lucky.

The size of the support at Luton is incredible and we're looking to give the supporters quality, winning football.

– Paul Hart, Luton Town assistant manager
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