Warm welcome home for Royal Lancers

Among the events that have taken place this weekend to mark Armed Forces Day was the return of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers to Northampton

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Roads closed after fire at Scrapyard in Northampton

There's been a fire at a scrap yard in Northampton overnight, leaving some road closures in the St James' Mill area of the town.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service have also advised people living in the area to keep their windows and doors closed, to avoid any potential health risks.

St James' Mill Road is closed in both directions between Harvey Reeves Road and Millbrook Close.

Northamptonshire police say the closures are likely to stay in place for most of the morning.

The fire is now under control and people are also being asked to avoid the area if possible.


Northampton: Toddler suffered severe brain damage after falling in lake, inquest hears

 Mandifadza Munhuwa.
Mandifadza Munhuwa.

A little girl who died after she fell into a lake in Northampton on Mother's Day last year suffered severe brain damage, due to being under water, an inquest has heard.

Two-year-old Mandifadza Munhuwa was found face down in the lake by her father after she went missing for a short time at Billing Aquadrome.

She was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary but died two months later.

The coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death.

Northampton couple to appear on bail hearing

A couple from Northampton will appear in an American court for bail hearing later.

Paul and Sandra Dunham lost their battle against extradition on fraud charges.

They were taken to Northampton General Hospital after trying to take an overdose the night before they were due to hand themselves over.

Mr Dunham's charged with 13 counts of fraud and money laundering.


Northampton couple facing extradition being held at Heathrow

Paul and Sandra Dunham at an earlier court hearing Credit: ITV News Anglia

A retired couple from Northampton who are facing extradition to America, are being held overnight at Heathrow Police Station.

Paul and Sandra Dunham will be flown out to the US tomorrow morning.

They were taken to hospital last week after they took a drug overdose in an apparent suicide bid the night before they were due to hand themselves in to US Marshals.

The couple in their fifties, were remanded into custody at West Minster Magistrates' Court on Friday.

Senior District Judge Howard Riddle, concluded they had taken drugs deliberately to avoid or delay their extradition to face fraud charges, so he remanded them into custody.

The Dunhams are accused of a work expenses fraud in America. They both deny the allegations.

Northampton couple to be extradited today

Paul and Sandra Dunham are to be extradited to the US today.

The couple from Northampton were taken to hospital last Thursday after they took a drug overdose the night before they were due to hand themselves in to police ahead of being taken to US marshals at Heathrow Airport.

Paul and Sandra Dunham Credit: ITV Anglia

They were remanded in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday after Senior District Judge Howard Riddle concluded they had taken the drugs deliberately to avoid or delay their extradition to face fraud charges.

Police at the Dunham's home last week Credit: ITV Anglia

Their solicitors have today confirmed the couple will be extradited to Maryland.

The couple lost a High Court battle last month against extradition to stand trial over fraud charges relating to Mr Dunham's company, Pace. The couple deny the charges.

Police increasingly concerned about missing Adeyemi

Adeyemi Olugbuyi

Police have issued an appeal for information about a man, who has been missing from his home in Northampton for more than seven months.

Adeyemi Olugbuyi, 33, who was last seen in North Holme Court, Thorplands, on 14 September 2013.

Police believe he may have fled Northampton after being involved in an altercation. He is known to have links in the London area but could have travelled to any part of the UK.

Adeyemi, who is Nigerian, is also known as ‘Baz’ or ‘Big Man’ and is described as being of muscular build.

He has not made contact with family members in the seven months he has been missing which is out of character for him.

Detective Chief Inspector Nick Lyall, from Northampton Police said:

"He would usually be in contact with his family at Christmas and at other significant points of the year.

"I am appealing directly to Adeyemi to contact us or his family to let us know he is safe and well.

“I am also appealing for the public’s help in locating him. Adeyemi is not in any trouble, we just want to establish his whereabouts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.

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