Live updates

Police still looking for first vehicle that hit man on M1

Detective Sergeant Tony Hopkins from the East Midlands Collision Unit at the scene of the M1 near Daventry in Northamptonshire where a man's body was discovered.

Forensic team on the M1in Northamptonshire as investigations continue into discovery of body Credit: ITV News Anglia

It had been hit by several vehicles and the scene has been described as 'catastrophic', with identification expected to be carried out through finger prints.

The M1 near Daventry, Northamptonshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

Scene on M1 where body found described as 'catastrophic' by police

Police at the scene on the M1 Credit: ITV News Anglia

Northamptonshire police have described the scene on the M1 near Daventry where a body was found as 'catastrophic'.

Officers may have to use fingerprints to identify the victim who was a man.

He had been run over several times.

The body was discovered on the northbound carriageway between junction 16 and junction 18 in the early hours of today (Jan 10th).

Advertisement

Picture from the scene of M1 body discovery near Daventry

The M1 is likely to remain partially closed for most of today (Tues 10th Jan) after a body was discovered near Daventry.

Police say it looks like the body has been run over several times.

Drivers are being asked to find alternative routes.

Body found on M1 'run over several times' say police

Forensic team on the M1in Northamptonshire as investigations continue into discovery of body Credit: ITV News Anglia

A body found on the M1 motorway appears to have been run over several times say police.

A stretch of the motorway has been closed in Northamptonshire following the discovery some time before 3am on Tuesday (10th Jan).

Police said the road was expected to remain partially closed for most of Tuesday following the discovery.

Highways England said the "serious incident" closed the northbound carriageway between junction 16 near Northampton and junction 18 near Rugby.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes and diversions will be in place."

– Spokesperson, Northamptonshire police

M1 in Northamptonshire closed after body found in road

The body was found between junctions 16 and 18. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A stretch of the M1 in Northamptonshire has been closed after a body was found in the road.

Police made the discovery just after 3am this morning.

Officers say the northbound carriageway between junction 16, near Northampton, and junction 18, near Rugby, is likely to be shut for most of the day.

"Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes and diversions will be in place," a police spokesperson said.

"Witnesses, or anyone with information, can police on 101 or 03000111222 if outside of the county."

An investigation into how the body ended up in the road is now underway.

Advertisement

Boy, 13, attacked near skate park in Northampton

Credit: PA

Police are appealing for information after a 13-year-old boy was attacked near a skate park in Northampton.

The teenager was with a friend at Lings Park Recreation Ground when he was approached by a group of older boys who shouted at him to give them his bike.

They both tried to run away - but one of the group chased after the boy, shouted at him, then punched him in the face.

It happened at about 2.15pm on 21 December. The older boy who assaulted him is described as:

  • Black
  • Between 15 and 16 years old
  • About 5ft 11ins
  • Slim build
  • Short hair

He was wearing a grey hooded top, white tee-shirt and black trousers.

Police appeal after house burglary in Northampton

Thieves forced their way into a garage in Northampton. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a house was broken into in a burglary in Northampton.

Thieves forced their way into a garage on Lindsay Avenue late on 21 December.

They stole stole fishing equipment, including a battery powered three wheeled PowaWalker and charger, three fishing rods, a carp rod and a blue zip-up hard case rod carrier.

TV presenter Clare Balding shares her Olympic and Paralympic stories with schoolchildren

Clare Balding talks to schoolchildren

TV presenter Clare Balding has been sharing her Olympic and Paralympic stories with more than 150 school children in Northampton.

She gave a talk at Paralympic gold medallist, Ellie Robinson's, primary school in the town.

Clare Balding is visiting schools across the country to promote her new book.

Load more updates