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Two arrested following dog attack

Two men have been arrested after three dogs under their control attacked a 69-year-old woman and her dog in Towcester, Northamptonshire.

Location of attack in Towcester, Northamptonshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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


Artwork by the notorious Charles Bronson sells at auction for more than £25,000

Picture by notorious prisoner Charles Bronson.

Pictures and drawings by the notorious Charles Bronson - said to be Britain's most violent prisoner have sold at auction for more than £25,000.

The 200 lots, by Bronson, who was born in Luton, went under the hammer at JP Humbert auctioneers in Towcester earlier this evening.

Selling in two and a half hours the auction attracted buyers from as far away as Japan, America and Canada.

Auction of Ronnie Kray's personal items gain international interest

Personal items belonging to the late Ronnie Kray are being auctioned off at Towcester in Northamptonshire at 5pm.

The auction of 150 lots, include a Birdcage from his Broadmoor prison cell along with one of several pieces of original artwork by the notorious prisoner Charles Bronson.

"We've had international interest in Ronnie Kray's glasses, nothing much more personal than a pair of glasses that actually perched on his very nose. Also huge interest in some of his jewellery. His cuff links, he was know as the watch man so we have some very high quality watches including and 18 carrot Longine watch which has already got significant international bids on."

– Jonathan Humpert, J.P.Humbert Auctioneers


Man fighting for his life after six vehicles involved in crashes

Police are appealing for witnesses to crashes involving six vehicles in Northamptonshire yesterday which left one man fighting for his life.

Two separate collisions, each involving one car and one motorcycle, took place on the A5 close to Towcester racecourse at about 12.30pm.

One was on the northbound carriageway while the other was on the southbound side.

The crashes caused two other motorcycle riders to come off their bikes too.

A 33-year-old man, who was riding the black Yamaha FZ6 and crashed with silver Citroen C3 on the southbound carriageway, suffered life-threatening injuries.

Two other riders were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The A5 was closed near to the racecourse until about 5.30pm yesterday.

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