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Work to demolish Kettering Town's old stadium begins

Work to demolish Kettering Town's old stadium has got underway.

The Poppies played at Rockingham Road for more than a century, but it's now being pulled down to make way for housing.

Kettering's last game at the ground was back in 2011 and they're now based at nearby Burton Latimer.

Three charged over shooting in Kettering

Scene of the shooting

Three people have been charged following a shooting in Field Street, Kettering last Saturday.

A gunman got out of a vehicle and shot the man before speeding away, the victim has since had to have his leg amputated.

Spencer Carr, 38, of Kettering, has been charged with conspiracy to commit GBH, wounding with intent and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Michael Villiers, 45, of Burton Latimer, and Darren Freeman, 36, of Kettering, have been charged with conspiracy to commit GBH.

Four other people arrested in connection with the incident, two men aged 32 and 60 and two women aged 28 and 39, have been released under investigation.

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Gunman got out of vehicle to shoot Kettering victim in leg

An eyewitness took this photograph shortly after the shooting. Credit: Eyewitness photograph.

Police are hunting a gunman after a man was shot in a residential area of Kettering.

The victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the assault in Field Street on Saturday afternoon (October 14).

A man got out of a vehicle and approached him with a gun before shooting him in the leg.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

More information to follow.

A man was shot in the leg at Field Street in Kettering. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

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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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