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Man wearing 'leopard-skin onesie' wanted over burglary

Do you recognise this man in a leopard-skin onesie? Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A man wearing a leopard-skin onesie is wanted in connection with a burglary in Northampton.

Three purses were stolen from a staff room in Beech Avenue in Abington on Monday 6th February.

The stolen bank cards were then used at several shops in Kingsley Park Terrace.

Anyone with information should call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Clampdown to deter illegally parked cars

Northamptonshire County Council will hire a company to pursue tickets issued to drivers of foreign registered vehicles which were parked illegally.

In 2015, 935 tickets were issued against foreign vehicles, but 646 of these had to be written off as there was no way of recovering the penalty charge.

The council obtains vehicle owner details from DVLA records for vehicles registered in this country and uses this to pursue unpaid tickets, but doesn't have access to data held by other vehicle registration organisations across Europe.

As a result, the county council has appointed Euro Parking Collection plc (EPC) to pursue the recovery of unpaid tickets against foreign registered vehicles. EPC works in 15 European countries.

" A vehicle parked incorrectly can not only be dangerous but cause delays, queuing and inconvenience for other road users. Parking needs to be managed to make sure Northamptonshire keeps on the move.

We receive many complaints each year regarding the illegal parking of foreign-registered vehicles but until now it has been very difficult to recover the debt from unpaid penalty charge notices.

This will allow us to recover all or some of those tickets where we previously experienced difficulties."

– Cllr Ian Morris, County Council cabinet member for transport, highways and environment


Four teenagers charged with murder of 17 year old

The scene of the crime in Northampton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Four teenagers are due to appear in court charged with the murder of a 17 year old boy in Northampton.

17 year old Liam Hunt was stabbed in the neck in Aldbury Court on Tuesday 14th February. He was taken to hospital but died.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 16-year-old boy, two 17-year-old boys and an 18-year-old man have been charged. They will appear at Wellingborough Magistrates Court.

A 17-year-old boy has also been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Arson arrest after woman seriously injured in fire

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a flat fire in Northampton.

Two people were rescued from the property in Hunter’s Close in the Obelisk Rise area of the town at about 4am on Saturday morning.

Four crews from Northants Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene.

The female, aged 20, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Northampton General Hospital.

Residents of surrounding flats were evacuated from their properties but have since been allowed to return.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is taking place today.

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