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Police reveal two men arrested over pensioner murder have been released without charge

David Brickwood Credit: ITV Anglia

Northamptonshire Police have revealed that two men arrested in connection with the death of popular pensioner David Brickwood have been released without charge.

The men were arrested on Friday but police have only just released the information.

David Brickwood was violently assaulted in his own home in Abington in the early hours of last Saturday morning (26th September)

At the end of last week, two people were arrested in connection with the David Brickwood murder investigation. They have since been released without charge. “The team of officers working on the case are now actively following a variety of lines of investigation and would appeal to anyone with any information about the assault on Mr Brickwood to call them on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

– Northamptonshire Police


Candlelit vigil for murdered Northampton pensioner

A candle-lit vigil has been held in Northampton for pensioner David Brickwood who was murdered in his own home a week ago.

Detectives also spent last night speaking to people in the Abington area about the night of the murder in the search for new witnesses.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight.

A week on from pensioner murder: police appeal for witnesses

David Brickwoood

Police investigating the murder of a pensioner in Northampton will be talking to people in the area a week on from his death.

David Brickwood was violently assaulted in his own home in Abington in the early hours of last Saturday morning (26th September)

The scene of the crime.

The police will be doing spot checks in the area from 22.00 tonight and are appealing for witnesses.

Man stabbed during fight in Northampton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed during a fight in Northampton.

Three men were involved in a fight opposite KFC on Cambridge Street at about 6.40pm on Monday. It led to one of the men sustaining a stab wound to the back.

Both offenders were black and around 6ft tall. One was wearing a blue jacket with white sleeves. The other was wearing a black bomber jacket and may have had dreadlocks.

The victim was taken to hospital and is not believed to have a serious injury.


Man beaten up in Northampton town centre

Police are looking for witnesses after a man was knocked to the ground and beaten up in Northampton town centre.

The man was at the top of Abington Street on Wednesday when he was approached by two men he didn't know.

He was pushed to the floor by one of the men then kicked and punched while he lay on the ground.

Both men left in a car parked nearby.

The incident happened at about 4.30pm.

Homes evacuated after fire breaks out in Northamptonshire

A number of homes have been evacuated after a fire broke out in Northamptonshire today.

A 200m cordon is in place around the Saxon Street area of Abington, Northampton. Several roads remain closed and drivers are being urged to avoid the area.

Fire crews were called to the property close to the junction with Norman Road at about 1.10pm.

A house, caravan, and gas cylinders are thought to be involved.

The road closures are affecting: Saxon Street, Norman Road, Wessex Way, Taylor Avenue, Cambria Crescent, Briton Road and Birchfield Road.

Flowers left outside home of murdered pensioner

Flowers outside the home of David Brickwood. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

An ever-growing collection of flowers is forming outside the home of a pensioner who was violently killed in Northamptonshire.

David Brickwood, who was 74, was assaulted in his house in Lindsay Avenue in the Abington area of Northampton.

The flowers pay tribute to a "kind-hearted man with a heart of gold".

Police have launched a murder investigation.

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