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Men in their 70s assaulted following pool table row

The two men lost their temper following a game of pool. Credit: PA

Two men in their 70s were assaulted in a pub in Wellingborough on New Year's Day following a row over a game of pool.

Two men were playing on the pool table in the Volunteer pub on Midland Road at around 2pm, when they were questioned about their conduct.

One of the men then lost his temper and snapped the cue in half, before attacking the two victims.

One of the victims suffered a cut to his forehead and a black eye, and both were left shaken.

One of the attackers is described as white, around 30 years old, 6ft 3ins tall and of slim build while the other is described as white, around 30 years of age, about 5ft 9ins tall and of average build.

Anyone with information should contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.


People evacuated from homes after building collapses

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper

People had to be evacuated from their homes after a building collapsed in Wellingborough on Sunday night.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to Arthur Street after the building came down without warning.

The property had recently been sold was being redeveloped into housing.

Unfortunately a couple of the residents had to move out last night due to the dangerous situation, we've seen them this morning. Obviously they're a little bit distressed and a little bit concerned about their own property but the most important thing here is that nobody was hurt, nobody was injured during the event.

– Cllr Jonathan Ekins, Ward councillor


Bookies in Wellingborough robbed by man with knife

Police say Coral’s Bookmakers on Northampton Road in Wellingborough was robbed after a man holding a knife went in and demanded money from the member of staff.

The incident happened at around 6.30pm on Monday, 13 June. The member of staff handed over a quantity of cash and the offender made off.

The offender is described as wearing dark clothing and a face covering.

RSPCA warning to pet owners after cat dies from antifreeze poisoning

Generic photo of cat. Credit: PA Images

The RSPCA is investigating after a cat died from antifreeze poisoning in Wellingborough.

The four-year-old black-and-white male shorthair cat was found by his owner struggling for breath in a neighbour’s garden in Langham Road on Friday, 20 May.

He was immediately taken to a vets, where tests confirmed he had ingested antifreeze. His condition deteriorated and he was put to sleep by a vet to prevent further suffering.

We would also like to ask everyone in the area to keep an eye on their cats’ wellbeing and if they are showing symptoms of poisoning get them veterinary treatment immediately.

We are urging anyone who has any information about this to please contact the RSPCA’s appeal line in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.

At this stage we do not know if these were accidental incidents or deliberate but in the meantime we would ask for everyone in the area to check where they keep their pesticides and chemicals including antifreeze and make sure it is secure and out of the way of cats. People should check their car radiators for leaks too.

– RSPCA inspector Clint Davies

Signs of poisoning can be seen anything from 30 minutes after a cat has ingested the chemical, though it can be two or three days before signs of kidney failure are seen.

The signs of poisoning can include:

  • Vomiting
  • Depression
  • Sleepy
  • Appearing drunk
  • Uncoordinated
  • Seizures
  • Difficultly breathing
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