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Woman attacked by man with tiger tattoo

The attack was stopped by a passerby. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Police are seeking a man with a tiger tattoo who attempted to pull a woman from her parked car in Northampton.

It happened by Abington park at around 3pm last Tuesday. As he attempted to grab the woman a passerby shouted at him, and he ran off towards Wellingborough Road.

Police have said he was white, 6 ft tall and bald, with a scar from his nose to mouth and a tiger tattoo on his neck. He had a twitch in one of his eyes and was wearing blue jeans and t-shirt.

Officers are keen to speak with the man who helped the victim. Anyone with any information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Northampton school enter the world record books in colourful fashion

The pupils gather on the playground. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A school in Northampton has secured its places in the record books.

More than 1,500 pupils at Abbeyfield School flooded onto the playground yesterday (November 24) to set a new world record for the number of high visibility vests worn in one place.

How many pupils were involved in the world record attempt.
Fortuna Melhem from Guinness World Records counts the vests. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There was a serious message though with the aim being to teach those taking part about road safety.

"They broke a brand new Guinness world record.

1,543 people gathered here today. Everything was kept to the guidelines and they broke a brand news Guinness World Records title."

– Fortuna Melhem

Click below for the full report from ITV Anglia's Stuart Leithes.


Police appeal for missing mum and her 13-year-old son

Police and Social Services in Northamptonshire are appealing for help in tracing a missing woman and her teenage son.

Pauline Watson, 46, and her 13-year-old son Moses John, have been missing from their Northampton home since May. The police says that neither is believed to be in any danger but their absence from home for such a long time is causing concern.

Pauline Watson and her son Moses John have been missing from their Northampton home since May. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Moses is around 5ft 9ins while his mother is 5ft 7ins and of medium build. The two have a very close relationship and are rarely seen apart.

Although they live in Northampton, Pauline has links to the Croydon, Islington, Merton, Sutton, Southwark and Lambeth areas of London.

Moses and his mother are the subject of Family Court proceedings

“It is extremely important that this child is found as soon as possible. I would urge anyone who may know the whereabouts of him or his mother to come forward to the Local Authority or the police.

"Equally, if anyone comes across the child on the internet they should notify the Local Authority or the police immediately.”

– Mr Justice Keehan

BREAKING - Cobblers deal is done

A deal's been struck to save Northampton Town Credit: ITV Anglia

Chairman David Cardoza has reached an agreement to sell his controlling stake in Northampton Town Football Club to Kelvin Thomas.

The deal is subject to the legal paperwork being completed which is expected to happen well in advance of Friday's administration hearing.

Attempted burglary at Sixfields Stadium foiled after burglars set off security alarm

Sixfields Stadium was broken into at about 12.40am on Monday. Credit: ITV Anglia

An attempted burglary at Sixfields Stadium was foiled after the burglars accidentally triggered a security alarm.

Burglars broke into Northampton Town Football Club ground at about 12.40am on Monday, police have confirmed.

They forced open a security door to an upstairs office area, but failed to steal anything after accidentally setting off the security alarm.

Police are keen to hear from any witnesses.


Number of abandoned pets at crisis point in Northampton

An animal rehoming shelter in Northamptonshire says it has reached a crisis point and is struggling to cope with the number of abandoned pets in its care.

The RSPCA is dealing with higher than expected numbers of dogs, cats and other small animals at its branch in Northampton.

Click below to watch a full report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes.

Tricolore flying at half-mast at Northampton Guildhall

The Tricolore at half-mast outside Northampton's Guildhall Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Tricolore flag can be seen flying at half-mast outside the Guildhall in Northampton.

It's one of many places in our region to show solidarity with France in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks on 13th November.

People gathered for a minute silence at 11am with the British and French flag flying side by side.

The Guildhall, Northampton Credit: ITV News Anglia
A minute silence was held at 11am Credit: ITV News Anglia

Hearing dog and owner given award for bravery

Matthew Lunney and his hearing dog Joe at home in Northampton Credit: ITV News Anglia

A hearing dog from Northampton's scooped a bravery award after saving its owner from a mugging.

Matthew Lunney was born deaf and relies on Joe to alert him to sounds. And it was Joe who heard someone trying to ambush Matt as he was in his car.

Joe is a hearing dog who helps alerting owner with everyday sounds Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I've never heard him bark like that before. But, because of that, the man let go of the door handle and ran off."

– Matthew Lunney
Matthew receiving his award Credit: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

They were given the award by Dame Esther Rantzen at the Hearing Dogs Awards in London. They walked away with the 'Specsavers Heroic Partnership of the Year Award."

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