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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.


Fears for the traditional High Street as big stores close

Fears for the traditional High Street as big stores close

There are fresh fears for the future of Northampton high street with Marks and Spencer set to close and businesses claiming they're losing trade to a new out-of-town shopping centre.

The multi-million pound Rushden Lakes site opened last July and bosses insist it gives people more reason to visit the entire area.

But some of Northampton's independent stores say the town centre needs more investment to help them make ends meet.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

Questions over blocked drains after flash flooding in Northampton

Flash flooding hit parts of Northampton during the Bank Holiday weekend.

There is growing anger in Northampton as victims of the Bank Holiday flash floods say more could've been done to stop it happening.

More than 100 homes and businesses were flooded at the weekend as heavy rain lashed parts of the region.

The county council says it's doing its best to support residents but some have accused the council of failing to keep the drains clear.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Graham Stothard

Three arrested over murder of teenager in Northampton

Louis-Ryan Menezes. Credit: Family picture.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Louis-Ryan Menezes in Northampton.

The 17-year-old died from a stab wound to the chest after an incident in the Drayton Walk area on Friday (May 25).

A 16-year-old boy and a 34-year-old woman from Northampton and a 37-year-old man from London were arrested last night.

Police say a team of over 40 detectives, led by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit major crime team, continue to work around the clock on the inquiry.

Officers remain keen to speak to anyone who was in the Drayton Walk area of St David’s between 6pm and 7pm on Friday, May 25, or in or around Eastern Avenue North or the shopping parade in Newnham Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.

Tributes to Louis-Ryan Menezes. Credit: ITV News Anglia
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