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Police launch murder inquiry after woman's death

Police in Northampton have launched a murder investigation following the death of a woman in Agnes Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Northampton have launched a murder investigation following the death of a woman at an address in Agnes Road in the town on Monday night.

Officers were called by paramedics at about 7.30pm on Monday, 21 March after reports of a woman having been seriously injured. The woman later died.

A 41-year-old man from Northampton, who was known to the woman, was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently being held at the Criminal Justice Centre.

A forensic post mortem examination is set to take place at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Police investigators at the murder scene in Agnes Road, Northampton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Live bullet found by child while out playing in Northampton

The bullets were found in Bushland Road near the Co-op Credit: ITV News Anglia

An investigation's begun after a child found what police have confirmed to be a 'live' bullet while out playing in the Abington area of Northampton.

The bullet was handed to police on Thursday 17th March by the child's grandparent.

It was found on Bushland Road near to the Co-op. The child had been playing with a number of children in the area and had taken the bullet home.

Police have since spoken to all the other children who had been playing in the area.

They're still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

"We have checked the bullet that was handed in to us and it is live, which means it is likely that any other bullets taken home by other children will also be live. I want any parent or guardian who has a child who was in Bushland Road on Thursday 17th March to speak to them and ask if they saw any bullets, or if they took any home. Live ammunition can be incredibly dangerous and anyone who finds a bullet should call 101 to report it to us, so we can make arrangements to collect it."

– Sgt Wyn Hughes, Northamptonshire police

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Police searching for missing teen find gun in woods

Police searching woodland for the body of a teenager who went missing nearly 16 years ago, have found a gun. Sarah Benford, from Kettering, disappeared in April 2000, but her body has never been found.

Click below to watch a full report from ITV News Anglia's Northamptonshire reporter, Sarah Cooper

Police hunting for missing teen find gun

Police officers searching of woodland in connection with the disappearance of teenager Sarah Benford have found a hand gun.

Searches of woodland near Warkton in Northamptonshire have been taking place today as part of a fresh appeal to find the 14-year-old who went missing in April 2000.

A review of the case which has seen 20 witnesses interviewed in recent months, led officers to search the woodland in the hope of finding some link to Sarah.

As part of that work officers uncovered the hand gun, which appears to have been in place for some time.

“At this stage there is no evidence to suggest the hand gun has any connection to Sarah and her disappearance, but it does reinforce how important it is to search this piece of land.

“We want to hear from anyone who may have any information about Sarah’s disappearance, or who may have information about how this piece of woodland was used by people wanting to hide items, including stolen goods.

– Detective Chief Inspector Martin Kinchin

New information leads police back to woods in search for missing teen

Appeal posters have been put up across Northamptonshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Northamptonshire are resuming their search for a teenager who went missing 16 years ago.

Officers say they have reviewed this case again and again over the years, but never found Sarah Benford's body.

This time, new witnesses have come forward with new information and that's brought them back to woods in Warkton near Kettering.

It would have been Sarah's 30th birthday on Saturday and police are re-appealing for information to help them find her body and give her family closure.

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Serious crash closes A43 in both directions between Northampton and Kettering

The A43 is closed between Northampton and Kettering. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A crash involving two lorries and other vehicles has closed the A43 in Northamptonshire in both directions.

It is affecting the stretch of road between the Round Spinney roundabout at Northampton and the junction with the A14 at Kettering.

The air ambulance is close to the scene of the crash naer Sywell.

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