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Yorkshire Ripper victim's mother welcomes his possible move to 'regular' prison

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe could be moving to a regular prison Credit: ITV News

The Northamptonshire mother of Barbara Leach, one of the victims of the Yorkshire Ripper, has welcomed news that her daughter's killer could be moved to a prison.

Psychiatrists have decided that Peter Sutcliffe is no longer mentally ill and should be moved out of the high security Broadmoor Hospital where he has been held for over 30 years.

Sixty nine year old Sutcliffe was given 20 life terms for murdering 13 women and attacking others.

He killed student Barbara Leach, whose mother lives in Kettering, in 1979.

Student Barbara Leech who was murdered by Peter Sutcliffe Credit: ITV News

Schoolgirl hurt in religiously aggravated attack in Kettering

Police believe the attack on a 13-year-old girl was racially aggravated. Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses following what they believe to be a religiously aggravated attack on a 13-year-old girl in Kettering.

The girl, who was wearing a hijab, was pushed over by a stranger while she was walking down Whiteford Drive. She was left shaken and suffered minor injuries.

It happened just before 5pm on 11 November.

The man who assaulted her was white, fat, about 5ft 6in and aged between 40 and 48.

He had white hair with a bald patch on the top of his head and was wearing dark clothes.


Appeal for witnesses after driver assaulted in Kettering

Police are appealing for witnesses after a driver was assaulted in Kettering.

The victim was driving down Maple Road and stopped at the junction with Laburnum Road, when a dark-coloured van, believed to be a Mercedes, with a foreign registration plate, was travelling in the other direction.

The van stopped and a man got out of the passenger side, went up to the victim's car and punched him in the face.

The man then got back into the van, and drove away towards Stamford Road.

It happened just before 3pm on Saturday, 7 November.

Boys aged 11 and 14 arrested after major Kettering fire

The fire happened in Dryland Street. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two boys aged 11 and 14 have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire in Kettering earlier this week.

It's after a major blaze broke out at a block of flats in Dryland Street on Monday (26 October).

More than 40 firefighters tackled the fire and two people were taken to hospital for precautionary checks.

The pair have been released on bail.


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,

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.

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