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Urgent appeal to find missing Northamptonshire man

James Hawkins Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police have issued an urgent appeal to find a missing 23-year-old man from Northamptonshire who has not been seen for the past week.

James Hawkins from Kettering has not been seen since Tuesday 26th April. He told his mother he was he was going to work, but he has not been seen or heard from since and has turned off his mobile phone.

James is described as white, 6ft 1in, with a medium build. He has brown short curly hair and well-kept stubble and he has a tattoo on his neck saying Est 1992 and another on of the cartoon character Batman. He has a further tattoo of a card deck on his left hand knuckles.

He was last seen wearing black combat trousers, a grey hoody and black Adidas plimsols with three white lines on the sides.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police.



Police urge public to 'keep an eye out' for illegal raves

Cars parked near field for illegal rave.

Northamptonshire Police has asked the public to 'keep an eye out' for illegal raves during the Bank Holiday weekend.

They are warning such events could lead to a spike in antisocial behaviour in normally quiet rural communities.

The force says raves can be more difficult to clear once they have started, so it is vital that people report any concerns as soon as possible.

“In many cases those people who are looking to set-up a rave will visit the proposed site a couple of days before the event and I would urge anyone who spots any suspicious activity in their village, along a country road or around farmland to let us know.”

– Northamptonshire Police spokesperson
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