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Police appeal for witnesses after woman assaulted in Kettering

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted while she was walking along a street in Kettering.

The victim was walking along Montagu Street, towards the town centre, sometime between 5am and 5.10am on Saturday when a man grabbed her arm from behind.

The woman shrugged him off and ran away. She was not injured

The offender is described as a black man, 30–40 years old, around 6ft tall and wearing a dark coloured hooded top with the hood over his head,

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Kettering General Hospital offers free cancer checks

A Skin Cancer event is being held today at Kettering General Hospital, allowing hundreds of people to get free check ups.

The event means anyone with a concern about a mole or skin lesion can see specialist doctors and nurses without an appointment on a first come, first serve basis, with everyone being seen.

Last year 213 people came along and about 20 cancer and pre-cancer cases were detected.

Police search station area after teen is stabbed

Police searching at Kettering Credit: ITV Anglia

Four people have been questioned on suspicion of attempted murder after an 18-year-old man was stabbed at Kettering Railway Station.

Officers from British Transport Police have been conducting a fingertip search around the station. The 18 year old man was taken to hospital with stab wounds to his chest and neck after the incident on Saturday evening. He's since been allowed home.

A 19-year-old man from Wellingborough, an 18-year-old man from Croydon, a 16-year-old boy from Wellingborough, and a 15-year-old boy from Corby have all been questioned and released on bail.

Police searching after a stabbing near Kettering railway station Credit: ITV Anglia

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She now communicates only by blinking: the mother warning of the dangers of meningitis in adults

A woman from Northamptonshire is campaigning to warn others of the devastating effects of meningitis in adults.

Melanie Hook from Kettering contracted the disease at the age of 31. It left her so paralysed she can only communicate by blinking.

She and her family are supporting a national campaign to raise awareness that the illness can strike adults just as hard as children.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray

Kettering community rally to raise money for family left homeless by fire

James and Michelle Barrow's house was gutted on Monday. Credit: James and Michelle Barrow

A community in Kettering is raising thousands of pounds to help a family who've been left homeless after a fire.

James and Michelle Barrow are well known in the area for their charity work at Kettering General Hospital.

After their house was gutted on Monday, people are trying to raise funds to replace many of their possessions which were lost.

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