A specialist unit has been set up to patrol both sides of Northamptonshire's borders in an attempt to cut rural crime and deter criminals from coming to the county.
The unit will involve officers from neighbouring forces like Cambridgeshire to tackle criminals who think they can slip through the net by jumping across the border.
The specialist cross-border officers will also have access to automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras to allow them to spot known criminals as they drive into Northamptonshire.
"In the past criminality moves across borders policing often and partners often stopped at the border and this is about we're moving that border as an issue so we actually work as a multi-force partnership in terms of preventing and detecting crime as well."
It will be a dry day but rather cloudy at times. Highs of 18 degrees C.Read the full story ›
It will be a mainly dry evening with some late sunshine. Lows of 8 degrees C.Read the full story ›
Two men have been arrested after three dogs under their control attacked a 69-year-old woman and her dog in Towcester, Northamptonshire.
It happened in Baden Powell Crescent, Towcester, at about 6pm on Saturday.
The three dogs, believed to be Staffordshire bull terrier style breeds, attacked the woman’s bichon frise dog. The woman tried to separate the dogs and sustained minor injuries to her chin and hand.
The three dogs belonging to the men have been seized by police.
The two men, aged 34 and 35, were arrested on suspicion of ABH and owning a dangerously out of control dog.
Witnesses or anyone with more information can call Northamptonshire on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Becoming drier by this evening with the chance of a late sunny spell.Read the full story ›
The final score was Northampton 24 - Saracens 29 at Franklin's Gardens.Read the full story ›
Northampton Saints' Director of Rugby, Jim Mallinder has told ITV News Anglia that Saracens put his team under a lot of pressure during the Aviva Premiership play-off semi-final. The Saints lost 24-29 at Franklin's Gardens.
Northampton Saints captain Dylan Hartley has told ITV News Anglia he's "bitterly disappointed" with their semi-final defeat to Saracens. The Saints lost 24-29 at Franklin's Gardens, missing out on the chance to defend their Aviva Premiership title at Twickenham next Saturday.