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An 11-year-old boy has died after he suffered serious electrical burns at a rail depot in Northamptonshire.
The British Transport Police has confirmed the incident happened at the Daventry International Rail Freight Depot shortly after 5pm on Tuesday afternoon.
Paramedics, including the air ambulance, were sent to the scene but the boy couldn't be saved.
His death is currently being treated as unexplained and an extensive investigation is now underway.
Our thoughts are with the family of this young boy during what must be an incredibly difficult time. I have specially trained officers supporting the family as they try to come to terms with this awful news.
Our focus is now fixed on understanding exactly what happened and how this young boy came to receive these awful injuries. Therefore, I would be looking to hear from anyone who may have seen a young boy enter this depot at around 5pm.
If you were in the area or have any information, no matter how small, please do get in touch as soon as possible. The family will be desperate for answers and we will be working tirelessly to get them answers they will be seeking.
Anyone with any information is asked to get in touch by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40.
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Northamptonshire Police say they "welcome" a report in the death of a baby girl, who was brutally attacked at home by the family dog.
Molle Mae Wetherspoon died from her injuries October 2014.
A serious case review today concluded that no single professional could have prevented her death - but it highlighted "missed opportunities" by police.
The report draws attention to the fact that the RSCPA alerted officers that an aggressive dog had been taken to a local vet - three month's before Molly Mae's birth - but officers "failed to carry out any further enquiries".
“We welcome this important report and the findings into what was a very challenging case on a number of levels.
“Within weeks of the tragedy, Northamptonshire Police had carried out a complete overhaul of its response policy to dangerous dogs.
"The key driver for this has been to ensure that any report of a dangerous dog is responded to in line with our core aim of protecting people from harm.
“We also embarked upon a review of every dog incident in the 12 months prior to that night to ascertain whether there was any potentially dangerous dog incident that we had not reviewed or taken action against.
“Awareness around dangerous dogs is now part of the Force’s overall safeguarding training and this has been an extremely positive thing to come out of such a tragic episode.”
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Police are appealing for information after a couple were assaulted in an attempted robbery in Daventry.
A 69-year-old woman and 70-year-old man were attacked while they were walking home from an evening out.
They were approached by three other men who grabbed at the man's bag, trying to take it from him.
He managed to hold onto it, but suffered injuries to his body and head. His partner was also assaulted and suffered facial injuries.
The couple were taken to hospital for treatment and have been discharged.
It happened at the old railway path, between a wooden footbridge and Shakleton Drive, at about 1.30am.
The offenders were all men, wearing dark coloured clothes. They were aged between their late teens and early 30s. One was about 6ft tall.
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