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Divers search lake for clues in teen murder inquiry

17-year-old Liam Hunt was stabbed to death in Northampton on Valentine's Day. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police investigating the murder of teenager Liam Hunt in Northampton have recovered items from a lake in the town.

Divers have spent two days searching the lake at Delapre Abbey and the articles found will now undergo forensic assessment.

17-year-old Liam Hunt was stabbed to death in Northampton on Valentine's Day.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information from the public

Six people have been charged with murder.

Sixth person charged over teenager's murder

17-year-old Liam Hunt was stabbed to death in Northampton on Valentine's Day. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A sixth person has been charged with murder in connection with the Liam Hunt murder investigation.

17-year-old Liam Hunt was stabbed to death in Northampton on Valentine's Day.

A 20-year-old man, who was arrested on Tuesday, will appear before Northampton Magistrates’ Court.

Four boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and 18-year-old James Dodd, of Sentinel Road, Northampton, have already appeared in court charged with murder.

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Five appear in court on murder charge

The scene of the incident Credit: PA Images

Four youths and an 18-year-old man charged with the murder of teenager Liam Hunt have appeared at Birmingham Crown Court.

They were remanded into custody.

The four boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and 18-year-old James Dodd, of Sentinel Court, Camp Hill, are next set to appear at Northampton Crown Court on May 19 for a plea and trial hearing.

A 20-year-old man has also been arrested today on suspicion of murder.

Liam Hunt, 17 suffered fatal injuries during an assault at around 5pm on Valentine's Day.

Work to upgrade controversial museum gets underway

Preparation work has stared for a £8 million refurbishment and extension at Northampton Museum. Credit: Northampton Borough Council

A museum, which controversially sold off an ancient Egyptian statue, is now preparing for a multi-million pound refurbishment.

Northampton Borough Council is standing by its decision to sell the Sekhemka figurine to for £15m to an overseas buyer fund the expansion work.

It was a controversial move that cost the museum its Arts Council England accreditation and prompted the government to impose a temporary export ban.

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Northampton celebrates the Chinese New Year

The celebrations are in full swing in Northampton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Northampton has been celebrating the Chinese New Year at the town's Market Square.

Organised by the Northamptonshire Chinese Society with support from the borough Council, the event involved a mix of traditional entertainment including dragon and lion dances, acrobats and martial arts demonstrations.

It followed the success of Northampton's first-ever Chinese New Year celebration back in 2015, which attracted more than 7,000 visitors.

£35,000 of counterfeit goods seized in Northampton

The counterfeit goods included perfume and clothes Credit: Northamptonshire Trading Standards

Counterfeit goods worth up to £35,000 have been seized during a raid at a house in Northampton.

Roy Leah who is 62 of Woodland Close, Duston admitted admitted six offences contravening the Trade Marks Act and was given a fine totalling £1,724 including court costs of £1,060 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court.

Trading Standards say he planned to sell the items which included clothes and perfume in local pubs.

  • 31 Jo Malone Candles
  • 18 Bottles of perfume
  • 13 pouches of tobacco
  • 70 Designer coats
  • 29 Football shirts

"This is a great result for our Trading Standards team and it demonstrates that unlawful trading will not be tolerated in Northamptonshire. I would urge people not to buy counterfeit goods and only use reputable traders. It may be tempting to buy what appear to be authentic items at a low price, but if it seems too good to be true, it probably is."

– Cllr Andre Gonzalez de Savage, Northamptonshire County Council
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