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Firefighters deal with 'major gas leak' in Rothwell

Emergency Services in Northamptonshire say they're dealing with a 'major gas leak' at a medical centre in Rothwell near Kettering.

The A6 has been closed and people are being urged to avoid the area.

Suspected burglar stuck in window arrested

A suspected burglar has been arrested after they were found stuck in a window.

It is understood the intruder was found trying to break into a property in Kettering on Saturday morning.

A tweet from the Northamptonshire Police's control room said: "First incident of the day, Burglar stuck in a window! 1 under arrest."

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "Police were called at 6.30am to an address in Barnwell Street, Kettering.

"The householders were awoken by a lot of noise and discovered a man stuck in a downstairs window.

"Police arrested the man on suspicion of burglary and drugs offences."

Urgent appeal to find missing Northamptonshire man

James Hawkins Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police have issued an urgent appeal to find a missing 23-year-old man from Northamptonshire who has not been seen for the past week.

James Hawkins from Kettering has not been seen since Tuesday 26th April. He told his mother he was he was going to work, but he has not been seen or heard from since and has turned off his mobile phone.

James is described as white, 6ft 1in, with a medium build. He has brown short curly hair and well-kept stubble and he has a tattoo on his neck saying Est 1992 and another on of the cartoon character Batman. He has a further tattoo of a card deck on his left hand knuckles.

He was last seen wearing black combat trousers, a grey hoody and black Adidas plimsols with three white lines on the sides.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police.

Wilson vows to become the best despite World Snooker Championship loss

Kettering's Kyren Wilson is adamant he can become the best player in the world one day - despite losing his World Snooker Championship quarter-final to Mark Selby today.

The 24-year-old hit a 143 break at the Crucible - the highest of the tournament so far.

World number one Selby went on to win the match 13-8, but Wilson was proud of his efforts regardless.

I'll win this event in the future, without a doubt.

I completely believe in myself, this hasn't dampened my confidence. I'll go away from here, I'll have a little bit of a rest with my family and friends and I'll be back working very, very hard to make sure next season's even better than this one.

– Kyren Wilson


Man arrested on suspicion of arson following house fire

The fire happened in the early hours of Tuesday in Donaldson Avenue, Broughton, Northamptonshire. Credit: Google Maps / StreetView

A Kettering man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a house in the nearby village of Broughton in Northamptonshire.

Police officers are appealing for witnesses to the blaze which broke out at a property in Donaldson Avenue at about 1am on Tuesday.

Nobody was hurt as a result of the fire.

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Police searching for missing teen find gun in woods

Police searching woodland for the body of a teenager who went missing nearly 16 years ago, have found a gun. Sarah Benford, from Kettering, disappeared in April 2000, but her body has never been found.

Click below to watch a full report from ITV News Anglia's Northamptonshire reporter, Sarah Cooper

Police hunting for missing teen find gun

Police officers searching of woodland in connection with the disappearance of teenager Sarah Benford have found a hand gun.

Searches of woodland near Warkton in Northamptonshire have been taking place today as part of a fresh appeal to find the 14-year-old who went missing in April 2000.

A review of the case which has seen 20 witnesses interviewed in recent months, led officers to search the woodland in the hope of finding some link to Sarah.

As part of that work officers uncovered the hand gun, which appears to have been in place for some time.

“At this stage there is no evidence to suggest the hand gun has any connection to Sarah and her disappearance, but it does reinforce how important it is to search this piece of land.

“We want to hear from anyone who may have any information about Sarah’s disappearance, or who may have information about how this piece of woodland was used by people wanting to hide items, including stolen goods.

– Detective Chief Inspector Martin Kinchin

New information leads police back to woods in search for missing teen

Appeal posters have been put up across Northamptonshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Northamptonshire are resuming their search for a teenager who went missing 16 years ago.

Officers say they have reviewed this case again and again over the years, but never found Sarah Benford's body.

This time, new witnesses have come forward with new information and that's brought them back to woods in Warkton near Kettering.

It would have been Sarah's 30th birthday on Saturday and police are re-appealing for information to help them find her body and give her family closure.

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