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Northampton teenager bled to death after routine surgery went wrong

Victoria Harrison.

A teenager from Northampton bled to death in Kettering General Hospital following routine surgery that went wrong.

An inquest in Corby has heard that Victoria Harrison, who was 17, died after a surgeon tore an artery during an operation.

The inquest heard it took 15 hours for her to die. The coroner today recorded a narrative verdict. Victoria's death has left her family devastated.


Thorny debate between residents and council

Town hall bosses have been branded "petty" for ordering a couple to rip up flowers outside their home.

Northamptonshire County Council have told William and Mary Geidt that they're obscuring visibility for road users in their cul de sac in Great Cransley near Kettering.

But the couple argue their own safety - and that of their property - is being ignored. Nick Quraishi reports.

Update: No controlled explosion required at Kettering property

Homes in Kettering were evacuated earlier after police discovered Second World War devices at a house.

They were found when officers searched the property in Highfield Road this morning.

The bomb disposal squad examined the devices which turned out to be of no threat and a controlled explosion was not needed.

Part of the road had been cordoned off, but is now open again.

Second World War devices discovered in Kettering property

Police have cordoned off a part of Highfield Road in Kettering.
Police have cordoned off a part of Highfield Road in Kettering. Credit: ITV Anglia

Police have cordoned off a part of Highfield Road in Kettering after a number of Second World War devices were discovered in a property.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team were also called and are currently carrying out a detailed examination of the devices.

Two houses adjacent to the property have also been evacuated


Teenage girl assaulted in Kettering town centre

A teenage girl was seriously assaulted in Kettering town centre early this morning (Sunday).

The 19-year-old was attacked on Montagu Street. The road was closed while an investigation was carried out.

Police say the incident would have been witnessed by people coming out of bars and clubs.

They want to speak to a man in his 20s in connection with the incident. He was wearing a red top and dark trousers. He has fair hair and is around 5ft 10ins to 6ft tall.

Anyone with information should contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Thieves target Kettering memorials

Police are appealing for witnesses after a string of thefts from memorials at Kettering Crematorium.

Items of high sentimental value were stolen on three separate occasions between Thursday August 22 and Sunday September 22.

The thieves took an ornamental train, scooters and pots.

Sergeant Alex Kitney, of Northamptonshire Police, said: "These despicable crimes have caused significant distress to the families who left these items as tributes to their loved ones. The items have little monetary value but are of huge sentimental value to the families."

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