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Four teenagers charged with murder of 17 year old

The scene of the crime in Northampton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Four teenagers are due to appear in court charged with the murder of a 17 year old boy in Northampton.

17 year old Liam Hunt was stabbed in the neck in Aldbury Court on Tuesday 14th February. He was taken to hospital but died.

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A 16-year-old boy, two 17-year-old boys and an 18-year-old man have been charged. They will appear at Wellingborough Magistrates Court.

A 17-year-old boy has also been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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More than a thousand day-old chicks dumped in field

A thousand day-old chicks were dumped in a field. Credit: RSPCA

More than a thousand little chicks have been found dumped in a field in Cambridgeshire.

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The RSPCA has launched an investigation after the day-old birds were discovered in Crowland near Peterborough.

RSPCA inspector Justin Stubbs said: “I have never seen anything like it, it was just a sea of yellow. And the noise was unbelievable.

“The chicks are only about a day old and are really tiny and quite delicate. Some of the birds were dead or dying when we arrived so some, sadly, had to be humanely put to sleep.

“Thankfully, most of the chicks did not appear to be suffering.”

It is believed the chicks came from a commercial chick producer nearby and may have been abandoned by a third-party.

The producer is fully cooperating and assisting the RSPCA with their investigations.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the RSPCA’s inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

Arson arrest after woman seriously injured in fire

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a flat fire in Northampton.

Two people were rescued from the property in Hunter’s Close in the Obelisk Rise area of the town at about 4am on Saturday morning.

Four crews from Northants Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene.

The female, aged 20, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Northampton General Hospital.

Residents of surrounding flats were evacuated from their properties but have since been allowed to return.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is taking place today.

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