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Police investigating murder of a pensioner to appeal for witnesses on national TV

David Brickwood

Detectives investigating the murder of a popular pensioner in Northampton will appeal for witnesses on national television tonight.

74 year old David Brickwood was stabbed at his home in Lindsey Avenue in September 2015.

The scene of the murder in 2015. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Detectives hope that by appealing on national television it will help bring forward witnesses and information that will help solve Mr Brickwood's murder.

Everybody is stuck from the murder of my father, until these people are caught we can't rebuild our lives, we are just stuck, we can't move forward.

– Dale Brickwood, David's son

A reconstruction of that night and an interview with Mr Brickwood's sons will be shown on Crimewatch tonight (Monday 8th February)

Met Office warning of winds gusting to 60 mph

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds in the Anglia region gusting up to 60 mph on Saturday evening.

There could be disruption to travel in the region.

The weather warning is in force until 11.45pm on Saturday 6 February 2016

Area covered by Saturday's yellow weather warning. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office says southerly winds with strengthen across southern and then many eastern and central parts of England with gales developing, which are likely to be severe at times along English Channel coasts.

Winds should steadily decrease from the west this evening.

"Southerly gales will develop today as an active frontal system moves across the area from the west.

"Gusts of 40-50 mph are likely quite widely inland with gusts of around 60-65 mph affecting English Channel coasts at times."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment

There will be more windy weather on Monday as Storm Imogen sweeps across the UK.

Read more: From Abigail to Wendy - Britain's storms get names

Highest wind gusts in the Anglia region on Saturday 6 February 2016

  • 57 mph in Cranfield, Bedfordshire
  • 54 mph in Bedford
  • 54 mph in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 51 mph in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 50 mph at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 48 mph in Marham, Norfolk
  • 43 mph in Weybourne, Norfolk


Terrified pensioner wakes to find burglar in her Northampton home

A terrified pensioner awoke to find a burglar was targeting her Northampton ground floor flat while she slept.

The burglars smashed a rear glass door before unlocking it and then searching the property in Harlestone Road, some time between 4.40am and 4.50am last Sunday (January 31).

The victim woke up to find a man inside her flat, who then escaped taking with him a 32in JVC TV and some paperwork and letters belonging to the occupant.

He was dressed all in black and wore a black balaclava. Police believe a vehicle may have been used due to the size of the television.

The victim is elderly and vulnerable and suffers from heart problems and this break-in has had a dramatic effect on her. She now feels extremely unsafe in her own home."

– Northamptonshire Police spokesperson
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