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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.

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.

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