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Man charged after Northampton stabbing

A man's been charged with murder after a man died from a stab wound at his house Credit: ITV Anglia

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a 42-year-old man in Northampton yesterday afternoon (Friday, June 22).

Spencer Hobson, 50, of Victoria Gardens, Northampton, is due to appear at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Monday, June 25 charged with murder.

He was arrested yesterday after the victim was found dead at his home in Victoria Gardens, Northampton.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out at Leicester Royal Infirmary and preliminary results show the victim died as a result of a stab wound.

The investigation is continuing, however, detectives are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with his death.

Encouraging the next generation into shoemaking industry

An apprenticeship scheme aimed at boosting Northamptonshire's once great shoemaking industry has been launched.

Trainees will be able to spend a year at Northampton College learning the basic skills they need to work on the factory floor.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes.

Man arrested in connection with Northampton murder

Daniel Fitzjohn

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a man in Northampton.

Daniel Fitzjohn, 34, died last Thursday following an incident in Brookfield Road and Randall Road, in the Kingsley area.

A 27-year-old man from Wolverhampton has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

Police are still keen to hear from anyone with information, or anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the area at about 9.45pm on Thursday, to contact them.

They would particularly like to hear from anyone who saw a silver or grey soft-top mini in the area around the time of the incident.


Sex attack on woman in Northampton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a sex attack on woman in Northampton on Friday 15 June. Credit: ITV News

Police are appealing for witnesses after a sex attack on woman in Northampton.

The woman was walking through the Racecourse park at around 9.15am on Friday 15 June when she was approached by a man who sexually assaulted her. The man ran off after being approached by a member of the public.

The incident took place near the bus stop on East Park Parade, not far from the Medieval Fort restaurant.

Police believe a number people witnessed the attack and officers would like to speak to them about what they saw.

Firecrews still at scene of Northampton fire

Firefighters tackle the fire at Abington Square Credit: ITV News Anglia

Parts of Northampton Town centre were cordoned off today as firefighters tackled a major fire.

Six firecrews were called to a fire in a building in Abington Square, opposite BBC Radio Northampton, at the top of Abington Street. Northamptonshire Police were forced to close off several roads around the scene.

The roads closed are:

• Lower Mounts junction with St Michael’s Road • Abington Square • York Road junction with Billing Road • Abington Street

Motorists and pedestrians were advised to avoid the area. No one is believed to have been hurt in the incident.

The fire service says the road closures are expected to remain in place until further notice and the top of Abington Street will remain closed to pedestrians as well.

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