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Northampton MP 'heartbroken' over death of MP Jo Cox

Tributes at Parliament Square Credit: PA

Northampton South MP David Mackintosh said he was 'heartbroken to hear of the awful news' of the death of Jo Cox.

Vigils have been held and flowers laid to remember the Labour MP, who died after being shot and stabbed in the street in Birstall, West Yorkshire.

I am devastated by the murder of my colleague, Jo Cox. Whilst we were different political parties, we worked closely together on the same Select Committee and then set up an All Party Group on Homelessness which I chair and Jo was deputy for.

At The Queen's Speech last month, MPs traditionally walk from the House of Commons to the House of Lords with an opposition MP and I walked with Jo. She was excited as she had missed it the year before and we talked about ideas for our group on Homelessness. She was always full of ideas and energy.

I last saw her on Wednesday when we talked again about plans for the group and made plans to meet up again soon. I was heartbroken to hear the awful news and my thoughts are with her husband and children.

– David Mackintosh MP


Concern for missing 15-year-old from Suffolk

Julian Brown Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing teenage boy from Stowmarket.

15-year-old Julian Brown was last seen in Violet Hill Road around 10am on Saturday 11th June.

Julian has failed to return home and as such there are concerns for his welfare.

He is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, of slim build with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black bomber jacket, black tracksuit bottoms and blue Nike trainers.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Julian, or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Stowmarket Police.

Two teenagers re-bailed following schoolboy killed by airgun

Ben was a pupil at Thurston Community College Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, following the death of a teenager from Suffolk have been re-bailed.

Flowers were laid at the school gates Credit: ITV News Anglia

13-year old Ben Wragge from Thurston was shot with an air gun on 1 May.

Ben was taken to West Suffolk Hospital in a critical condition but died as a result of his injuries, caused by an air pellet.

The two teenagers are due to return to Bury St Edmunds Investigation Centre on Thursday July 28.

More: Suffolk school mourns the loss of popular pupil killed by an airgun

Fourth person charged with murder of Northampton man

The man was found dead at Patterdale Walk Credit: ITV News Anglia

A fourth person has been charged in connection with the murder of a 56-year-old man in Northampton.

David Miller was found dead at his home address in Patterdale Walk, on Tuesday (14 June).

Joseph Catlin who is 30 and of no fixed address was charged this afternoon.

Two other men and a woman have also been charged with the murder of 56 year old David Miller who was found at his home in Patterdale Walk on Tuesday.

A post mortem examination confirmed that David Miller, who was discovered in Patterdale Walk, died as a result of stab wounds on Tuesday morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

All four have been remanded in custody and are due to appear at Northampton Crown Court tomorrow.

A 19-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has now been released on police bail.

A 27-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender is already on police bail.

Search for missing pensioner Sylvia Stuart now murder inquiry

Sylvia and Peter Stuart Credit: Suffolk Police

Suffolk Police have officially confirmed they've launched a murder investigation into the disappearance of a pensioner who went missing from her home in Weybread in Suffolk more than two weeks ago.

Forensic officers in woodland near the couple's home. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have widened the hunt for Sylvia Stuart, carrying out searches on roads between Suffolk and Essex.

Sylvia's husband Peter was found stabbed to death in woodland near their home in Mill Lane on Friday June the 3rd.

Detectives are continuing to work with colleagues in Europe to trace the lead supsect, Ali Qazimaj.

He is a suspect in a murder investigation in which someone was repeatedly stabbed - we have to assume he may be dangerous. We have no way of knowing if he is armed.

We know that he was living in Tilbury in Essex and that he has been working in Purfleet as a forklift driver.

– Detective chief superintendent Simon Parkes


"No-one deserves this"- MP's across the region react to shooting of Labour MP

Jo Cox is in a critical condition after she was shot and stabbed during an attack in her constituency.

Mp's across the region have been giving their reaction after Labour MP Jo Cox was shot in her West Yorkshire constituency.

Friend and colleague, Norwich South MP Clive Lewis, says he is 'shocked' to hear of the attack.

Jo is a fighter. Since I've known her, she is a really good colleague and she is well respected.

I think so many people will be saddened by the news and everyone's thoughts will be with her family and friends at the moment.

She always has a smile- no one deserves this.

– Clive Lewis MP

Luton South MP Gavin Shuker says he is 'praying for the recovery' of Jo Cox.

Man jailed for attempted murder in his own home

Richard Price Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A man from Bedfordshire has been jailed for 15 years after attempting to murder a man in his own home.

Richard Price, 34, of Watling Street, Kensworth, attacked the victim with a knife in December last year, at a property in Houghton Regis.

Price, who knew his victim, armed himself with a knife and attacked him from behind, stabbing him in several places including his chest and neck.

He then fled the scene and a successful police manhunt was launched for him.

Price pleaded guilty at Luton Crown Court and received a 15 year sentence.

This was a savage and premeditated attack by Price on someone who considered him a friend. The offender spun a calculated web of deceit to the victim, to ensure he was in a vulnerable position and in part of the house he could not readily escape from, before inflicting more than 15 stab wounds on him.

It is extremely fortunate that the victim was able to survive such horrific injuries, and I hope the sentence today is of some comfort to him.

There is no doubt that this was a pre-meditated attack in which Price intended to kill his victim, so it is only right that he should be locked away for a substantial amount of time.

– Detective Chief Inspector Vicki Evans

Man forced into car in Northampton and beaten up

A 27-year-old man was assaulted and forced into a car in Northampton town centre.

The assault happened between 6.45pm and 7pm on Tuesday in the Drapery, when the victim was grabbed by two men outside McDonalds and then punched and forced into a vehicle, believed to be a VW Passat.

Police say the offenders were both white men. One of them is described as being in his 30s, about 5ft 8in with a stocky build. He had short blonde hair and a beard and was wearing a grey top.

The second man is described as being about 5ft 1in, with a medium build and in his mid to late 20s. He had short dark hair and dark facial hair.

The victim was then driven to the Kings Heath area and further assaulted by two or three men.

Police appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident.

Searches expanded to find missing pensioner Sylvia Stuart

Sylvia and Peter Stuart Credit: Suffolk Police

Searches will be carried out between Suffolk and Essex in a continuing bid to find missing pensioner Sylvia Stuart.

Forensic officers in woodland near the couple's home. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Sylvia and Peter Stuart, aged 69 and 75, were reported missing on Friday 3 June.

Mr Stuart's body was found in a woodland near their home in Weybread, Suffolk. He died from multiple stab wounds.

Police will be searching areas between Weybread and the Tilbury area over the next few days.

After carrying out work in the vicinity of the couple’s Weybread home, and at other locations linked to the enquiry, we are now expanding the search for Sylvia between Suffolk and Essex.

While search officers in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire have been working together in the UK, we’re also continuing to work with international law enforcement on the hunt for Ali Qazimaj.

– Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Parkes

Detectives are trying to trace Ali Qazimaj, 42, who has also previously used the alias of Marco Costa, and who had been living in the Tilbury area of Essex.

He is known to have left the UK from Dover on Saturday 4 June.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police.

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