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Schoolboy robbed at knifepoint in Northampton

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact the police Credit: ITV News Anglia

A teenage boy had a knife held against his throat when he was robbed by in Northampton.

The offender approached the 14-year-old victim from behind close to the bird aviary in Abington Park, before holding him in a headlock grip and holding the knife to the victim's throat.

The robber demanded the victim's phone and money before searching his jacket and trousers. He then ran off towards the roundabout on Park Avenue South.

Local people say it's family friendly park and they're scared to hear about what happened, but, many say they won't let it stop them enjoying their time here.

The offender was 6ft 1in, skinny and aged in his 20s. He was wearing a full black tracksuit, black gloves which had a white Nike tick on the top of them and all black Nike Air Max trainers.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101.


Officers investigating Norwich rape carrying out home visits

The woman had stopped at River Green after walking from the city. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Officers investigating the rape of a woman in Norwich are carrying out house-to-house visits in the area to catch the suspect.

It happened on Yarmouth Road in Thorpe St Andrew on 1 July between 9.45pm and 10pm, when she was grabbed by a man, pulled to the ground and raped.

The victim is continuing to be supported by specialist officers.

A team of about 30 officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team are carrying out house-to-house visits in the area, examining CCTV and progressing forensic enquiries.

Police are still keen to hear from anyone who may have been travelling in the area on Saturday night and has a dash-cam.

We’ve had a number of calls from members of the public following our appeal which we’re looking into.

As yet we’ve had no one come forward with dash-cam footage but I would still be keen to urge anyone with such in-car cameras who travelled in the area that night to check their footage and come forward.

– Detective Inspector Neil Stewart

CCTV appeal following hate crime incident in Luton

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Pearce on 101 Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police have released CCTV images of two people they would like to speak to in connection with a hate crime incident in Luton.

It happened on the 25 May when a man was approached by two men in Dallow Road.

The men used offensive language, directed towards the victim, which is believed to be racially motivated.

PC Craig Pearce, investigating, said: “This was a nasty and unprovoked incident which we believe was motivated by hate. Hate crime is not acceptable in our society and we will not tolerate this kind of behaviour.

“We are keen to speak with the men in the photographs as we believe they may have key information could help with our investigation. If you recognise any of the men please get in touch.”


Norwich prison officer 'stabbed in neck' by inmate

The officer was said to be in a "really bad way" following the attack Credit: PA

An investigation is underway after a prison officer was allegedly stabbed in a neck by an inmate at Norwich Prison.

The guard, who is believed to be in his 40s, was reportedly taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital following the attack on June 11.

A Prison Service spokesperson said: "We do not tolerate any violence against staff who work in our prisons."

"When incidents like this occur we will always work closely with the police to push for the strongest possible punishment."

"This incident is being investigated by police, it would therefore be inappropriate to comment further."

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