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Man charged with pet shop murder 22 years ago

76-year-old Arthur Brumhill was found dead in a per shop in Northampton in 1993. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A man has been charged murder more than 20 years after a body was found in a pet shop in Northampton.

39-year-old Stuart Jenkins of Ossett in West Yorkshire was charged with the murder of 76-year-old Arthur Brumhill. He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Northampton Magistrates Court on Thursday 21 May.

Mr Brumhill died on 22 January 1993 and his body was found in the basement of Denton’s Pet and Garden Store in Wellingborough Road.

“We are pleased to be able to confirm that 22 years after Arthur’s death we have today been able to charge someone with his murder. This followed a review of the case and a re-examination of evidence recovered from the scene using up to date forensic techniques.”

– Detective Inspector Louise Hemingway, Northamptonshire Police

An arrest in 22-year old unsolved shop murder

An arrest has been made in a murder investigation that's gone unsolved for more than 20 years.

Arthur Brumhill was 76 when he was found beaten to death in the basement of the pet shop in Northampton where he worked in 1993.

Now a 39-year-old man, formerly from Northampton, but who now lives in West Yorkshire, has been arrested.

ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper has been talking to the man who led the investigation more than two decades ago. Click below to watch her report.

Arrest made in 22 year old unsolved Northampton murder

Arthur Brumhill was murdered in 1993 Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has today been arrested in connection with a murder in a pet shop more than 20-years ago.

76-year old Arthur Brumhill died after suffering blows to the head at Denton's Pet and Garden Store in Wellingborough Road, Northampton on January 22nd 1993.

Mr Brumhill was found in the basement of the shop where he worked part-time.

A 39-year old man who is formerly from Northampton and now lives in West Yorkshire has been arrested in connection with the murder.

The shop where Arthur Brumhill worked Credit: ITV News Anglia

"The suspect is being transported down from West Yorkshire and will be questioned by detectives at the Criminal Justice Centre in Northampton later today. We are unable to say anything further at this stage."

– Detective Sergeant Paul Hamilton, EMSOU Major Crime Team
Scene of the murder in 1993 Credit: ITV News Anglia


Third generation Photography business snaps more than 10,000 weddings

Stuart Tippleston looking through some of his work Credit: ITV News Anglia

A third generation family photography business in Northampton has now taken pictures at over 10,000 weddings.

Run by Stuart Tippleston, the business was set up in 1931 by his grandfather. Since then they have photographed thousands of weddings.

Stuart's mother and father Pamela and Peter on their wedding day with Stuart's grandfather Edgar Credit: Stuart Tippleston
One of the family's old booking records Credit: ITV News Anglia

Since the business was set up in 1931 much has changed in the world of photography but in Northampton the Tippleston's have been a constant.

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.

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