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Man attacked in Northamptonshire armed robbery

The victim was attacked on Friday evening Credit: Google street view

A man has suffered injuries after being repeatedly punched in the face during an armed robbery at a newsagents in Kettering.

Two masked men, one armed with a hammer or axe, burst into Roops in Mill Road between 8.15pm and 8.45pm on Friday.

As the victim tried to prevent the till from being stolen, the armed robber hit him in the face a number of times, causing a cut to the left eyebrow area and swelling to the left ear.

The other robber punched the victim in the face until he released the till and they then fled the shop with it.

The victim required medical treatment for his injuries. Both men were white and aged in their 30s.

  • Anyone with information should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111

Police probe alleged racist slur at Kettering game

The alleged incident happened while Kettering were playing at home Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged racist incident at a Kettering Town home game.

More than 600 people were at the Evo-Stick South League fixture between the Poppies and Redditch United FC on Tuesday evening when a home supporter allegedly made a racist slur against a Redditch player.

The player reported the incident to the match referee shortly before half-time and club stewards evicted the individual from the ground, but no details were taken.

We are working closely on this with both the club and the Kick it Out anti-racism campaign.

There is no place for behaviour such as this in a football ground and we are appealing for supporters to help us identify the individual behind this incident which we are treating as a hate crime.

– PC James Condon, from the Force's Football Unit

Anyone with information about this incident should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or ring Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.

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Motorcyclist killed in A14 crash named by police

The crash happened between junctions 2 and 3. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A motorcyclist who died in a crash on the A14 in Northamptonshire last month has been named as 45-year-old Thomas McNeill.

Mr McNeill from Corby died when he hit the central reservation on the westbound carriageway near Kettering on May 28.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen what happened.

Women's Tour 2017 kicks off in Northamptonshire

Thousands of people lined the route for Stage One of the Women's Tour as it passed through Northamptonshire today.

The 147.5 km route took the riders from Daventry to Kettering. The stage was won by Polish star Katarzyna Niewiadoma.

The tour now moves on to Stoke for Stage 2.

Watch highlights of Stage One on ITV4 at 11.05pm tonight

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