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Tories hold Daventry while Labour gain seats

The Conservatives have held onto their majority on Daventry Credit: ITV Anglia

The Conservatives have held onto their substantial majority on Daventry Council.

The Tories have held power in Daventry since 1999. The Party now has a majority of 24 over the other parties.

It also means that the council has only ever been run by the Conservatives - or no overall control.

Drone footage shows scale of Daventry warehouse fire

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Aerial footage has been released of the fire that ripped through a warehouse in Northamptonshire.

It took more than 50 firefighters to put out the flames at the industrial estate in Daventry on Sunday.

Police says it will be some time before investigators can get inside and fire crews expect to be at the scene for several days.

A man arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with the fire has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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Driver cut free after lorry crashes into house

The lorry driver was trapped in his cab by his legs and had to be cut free. Credit: Paul Howard

A lorry has crashed into a house in Daventry.

It happened in the early hours of this morning in Badby road. No one was in the house which was being renovated when the front of it was hit.

The driver had to be cut free after he got trapped in the cab.

Arrest after suspected acid attack on couple in Northamptonshire

A 23-year-old man has been arrested after a suspected acid attack on a couple in Daventry last Saturday (27 August).

He was arrested at the same time as two other people for separate offences. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The attack happened in the Park Leys area of the town as the victims were crossing a zebra crossing.

The man was arrested yesterday evening (29 August) alongside two other people as part of an investigation into a collision involving a suspected stolen moped in Southbrook.

The other two suspects, an 18-year-old man and 22-year-old woman, were arrested in connection with various offences, including theft of a motor vehicle, burglary, possession of an offensive weapon, drugs offences and obstructing the police.

The 23-year-old was also arrested in connection with the acid attack.

Appeal for witnesses after suspected acid attack on couple

Police are appealing for witnesses after a couple walking home in Daventry were victims of a suspected acid attack involving two men on a moped.

A 23-year-old man and 19 year old woman were sprayed with what's believed to be acid - at the zebra crossing near Park Leys on Saturday morning.

One of the offenders also brandished a machete before they rode off.

The victims were treated for minor injuries and police say there is an increase in this type of attack.

When this type of incident does occur, people should apply water to the victims of this type of attack and call 999.

It's a really really callous attack. Very fortunately in this case, the victims are not badly injured. We know that people can be terribly injured and have life-changing and life long injuries. If anybody is thinking about carrying this type of substance, think again.

The consequences are awful and we will pursue them and make sure they get the maximum possible sentence.

There is definitely an increase in this type of attack and at this point of time it is very difficult to understand why.

– Detective Chief Inspector Louise Hemingway, Northamptonshire police

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