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Work to repair mystery Northampton sinkhole likely to be completed by the end of the week

The hole appeared in Earl Street on Thursday afternoon. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Work to repair a sinkhole which opened up in Northampton last week should be finished this week.

The hole appeared on Earl Street on Thursday afternoon (23 April).

It's about eight foot wide and fifteen foot deep.

The sewer and damaged water main beneath the surface should be fixed by today, and the Highways agency is looking at refilling and reopening the road by the end of the week.


Teenager assaulted by gang

Grange Road, Northampton Credit: ITV Anglia

A young girl was assaulted by a group of five people in a Northampton street.

The teenager was walking along Grange Road in Eastfield at about 8am on Thursday, April 16, when she was surrounded by three girls and two boys.

She was then punched, knocked to the floor and assaulted.

The two boys were wearing black jumpers and the girls were wearing purple jumpers. All five of the attackers were white.

Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Man in his 80s kissed and touched young woman for 'about 10 minutes'

An elderly man touched and kissed a young woman several times on a Northampton street.

The man, who is thought to be in his 80s, had got off a bus in St Matthew's Parade at about 10.15am on Wednesday April 15.

He approached a young woman and said "you look too young to be smoking', before touching and kissing her a number of times.

In total, the incident lasted about 10 minutes, during which the woman tried to push he away. He eventually walked off towards The Racecourse.

The man was described as about 5ft 2in with an olive complexion and an Italian accent. He had some teeth missing and was wearing a tweed hat and suit jacket along with dark grey trousers.


Arrest in Northampton rape investigation

A 25-year-old man from Northampton has been arrested on suspicion of rape.

The alleged attack happened in the early hours of Saturday April 4 in the Kettering Road area of the town.

The victim met with two men and a woman at the top of Abington Street and walked with them to Wellingborough Road two of the people left.

The man has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Police investigating sexual assault say man in CCTV may have seen victim

Police investigating a serious sexual assault in Northamptonshire have released CCTV footage of a man they believe could help them with the case.

The alleged attack happened between 4am and 5.45am on Saturday April 4.

The victim met with two men and woman at the top of Abington Street in Northampton and walked with them to Wellingborough Road where one of the men and the woman left.

The CCTV footage shows a man who was in Millennium Pizza in Abington Square at the time. Police believe he may have seen the victim shortly after in the Wellingborough Road and Kettering Road area.

Accident between three lorries and car closes two lanes on M1 in Northamptonshire

Queueing traffic, long delays and two lanes closed due to accident, three lorries and a car involved on M1 Southbound between J15 A45 / A508 (Northampton) and J14 A509 (Milton Keynes), congestion on M1 to J16 A45 / A4500 (Daventry).

A lorry left the road at around 07:45 and the air ambulance has attended the scene. The Southbound carriageway was completely closed until 09:25. Lanes one and two (of three) are still closed past the scene.

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