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Man "punched in the face" by snowball-throwing teenagers

The victim was "punched in the face" Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A man from Northamptonshire was punched in the face, after confronting a group of teenagers who were throwing snowballs.

The victim went to warn the boys about their behaviour, after spotting them throwing snowballs at passing cars in Collyweston Road, Northampton on Sunday.

He was then punched and subjected to a sustained assault at about 1pm. He suffered facial injuries and needed hospital treatment.

Police want to trace a suspect described as white, about 15 years old, 6ft tall, normal build, short shaved, light fair hair, with a small amount of facial hair around the chin and who was wearing a dark coloured coat.

The three other boys are described as white, about 15 years old and of a slightly smaller build than the first teenager.

Police are asking for anyone with information to come forward.

Review into how Cobblers' £102m loan was handled by council

Northampton Town Football Club. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

An internal investigation into a local authority's handling of a £102m loan to Northampton Town Football Club begins today.

The borough council's audit committee will meet to discuss the procedures followed by the authority when it agreed to hand over the money for the redevelopment of Sixfields.

The loan was not paid back in time and, after new owner Kelvin Thomas bought the club, it was arranged for the debt to be cleared in return for the Cobblers handing over development rights of the land around the stadium.


Policeman accused of murdering wife was 'ready to explode'

A jury has heard that a veteran police officer was "ready to explode" before his wife was found beaten to death in the family home in Northampton.

PC Adrian Goldsmith, who's also known as Otis, denies murdering Jill Goldsmith at their home in March 2015.

PC Adrian Goldsmith is accused of murdering his wife Jill in March 2015.

The couple been married less than a year and the home they shared was next to Northamptonshire Police headquarters.

Their house sealed off after Jill Goldsmith was found in a pool of blood in the porch. She was 49 and died of a head injury after what the prosecution describes as a sustained blunt force assault.

The jury at Stafford Crown Court heard that Mr Goldsmith battered his wife Jill repeatedly on the head with a pot of paint, a mallet and a box-type battery before choking her with his bare hands.

Jill Goldsmith was found in a pool of blood in the police house the couple shared. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The former detective had served with Northamptonshire Police for 28 years.

He told officers his wife had attacked him with a glass and a knife and he thought he was going to die. He said she wouldn't drop it and he'd killed her.

Otis Goldsmith denies murder and claims he was acting in reasonable self-defence.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper

Northamptonshire Police officer accused of killing his wife to stand trial

PC Adrian Goldsmith. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A long-serving policeman is due to go on trial later, accused of murdering his wife in Northampton.

PC Adrian Goldsmith, also known as Otis, denies murdering Jill Goldsmith at their home next to Northamptonshire Police headquarters last March.

The incident happened last March. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The jury were sworn in at Stafford Crown Court yesterday and the trial's expected to get underway later.

Northampton Town players to hand out christmas presents

Northampton Town footballers will be handing out christmas presents at Northampton General Credit: ITV News Anglia

Earlier this week Peterborough United players surprised children in the city's hospital with presents and today (Thursday 17 December) it is the turn of the Cobblers.

Northampton town footballers will be giving out gifts on the children's ward at Northampton General Hospital this afternoon.


Ex-soldier in eighty mile charity run

Olly Church was wounded by an improvised explosie device Credit: ITV Anglia.

A former soldier from Colchester who was injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan will set off from Northampton today on a charity run.

Olly Church is running 80 miles in 24 hours to raise money for Walking with the Wounded.

"A lot of ex-forces end up working in an office environment and do miss the outside - they miss physical challenges. For our team of seven ex-soldiers it's also a chance to have a little adventure of our own"

– Olly Church, former soldier

Man beaten unconscious in Northampton assault

He was approached outside the Travel Lodge on Gold Street. Credit: Northamptonshire Police.

Police are searching for four men who verbally and physically abused a man in Northampton until he passed out.

The 28-year-old was attacked on Gold Street outside the Travel Lodge between 3am and 4am Saturday (December 12) morning where he was standing with two friends.

They approached from the direction of Horsemarket shouting abuse before one of their number beat the victim unconscious.

Police are asking people who saw the incident or knows anything about it to call non-emegency line 101.

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