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Do you recognise this man? Police seek key witness in Northampton death investigation

Police believe this man may have been a key witness to a fight which left a man with fatal injuries.
Police believe this man may have been a key witness to a fight which left a man with fatal injuries. Credit: Northamptonshire Police.

Police believe this man may have been a key witness to a fight in Northampton town centre which left a 61-year-old fatally injured.

It is thought George Wedderburn, of Byfield Road, St James, was injured after intervening in the fight at Abington Square in the early hours of last Sunday.

He died six days later in hospital.

Police have released this image of a man they think may have tried to act as a peacemaker.

Officers would like him or anyone who knows him to contact them on 101.

Daniel Tero, 22, of Burleigh Road, Kingsthorpe Hollow, has been charged with assault.

He is due to appear at Northampton Crown Court on Wednesday September 3.


Derbyshire's Ben Cotton signs new two-year deal

Derbyshire's Ben Cotton celebrates taking the wicket of Indians' Virat Kohli during day two of the Internationa warm up match in July Credit: PA

Derbyshire seamer Ben Cotton has signed a new two-year deal that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2016 season.

The 20-year-old has progressed through the ranks at Derby and has appeared for the limited-overs sides recently, making two Twenty20 appearances and four in the Royal London One-Day Cup - including the quarter-final defeat to Nottinghamshire on Tuesday.

Cotton said: "If you'd told me at the start of the year that I'd make first team debuts in both one-day competitions - and earn a professional contract - I'd have been delighted with that, so it's been a great year."

Four boys held in Spalding murder enquiry

Another four boys have been arrested after the death of a man who was airlifted to hospital with a serious head injury.

Warren Free, 42, died yesterday at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre and police are treating his death as murder.

The victim, from Coronation Close, Spalding, Lincolnshire had been found injured at an address in Spalding on Thursday.

Two girls and a boy were arrested yesterday in connection with Mr Free's death. One girl has been released on bail, while the other boy and girl remain in custody, Lincolnshire Police said.

Another four boys have been arrested today in connection with the police investigation, the force added.

None of the children's ages have been released by police.

Following Mr Free's death, Community Inspector Jim Tyner, said:

Coronation Close is a close-knit community and I know many will be affected by what has happened.

My officers will be carrying out extra patrols in the area and I would urge residents to approach them with any concerns.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Holvey, said:

We are continuing to investigate the circumstances in which Mr Free sustained the injuries that led to his subsequent death and I am appealing to anyone with information that may assist the enquiry to contact the major incident room by calling 101 and quoting incident 161 of August 28.


MotoGP fans flock to Silverstone

All of MotoGP's big names will take to the circuit Credit: PA

Thousands of MotoGP fans are at Silverstone in Northamptonshire ahead of Sunday's Hertz British Grand Prix, the next round of the 2014 FIM MotoGP World Championship.

British riders Bradley Smith, Cal Crutchlow, Scott Redding, Michael Laverty and Leon Camier will be relishing the opportunity to return to their home circuit. Championship leader Marc Márquez will be a big draw as he attempts to win the British Grand Prix for the first time, while Jorge Lorenzo will be desperate for a repeat of last year's Silverstone win.

Marc Marquez signs autographs for fans in Germany last month Credit: PA

The event was due to be the last Moto GP at Silverstone after rights holder Dorna Sports awarded a contract to the new Circuit of Wales.

A five year deal has been signed, but after the £315M track near Ebba Vale revealed it wont be ready for next season Moto GP could now stay at it's current location in 2015.



Thousands flock to Chatsworth county fair

It's the second day of Chatsworth Country fair and thousands more visitors are expected to flock to the stately home in North Derbyshire as it opens its doors for the biggest country fair in the UK.

The three day event, which brings together the best food, displays and crafts on offer, continues tomorrow. And yesterday there was some gold medal talent getting it all under way as Martin fisher reports.


Chatsworth Country Fair expecting thousands of visitors

Over 100,000 people are expected at Chatsworth House over the next three days as the stately home hosts its annual country fair.

Over 100,000 people are expected at Chatsworth House
Over 100,000 people are expected at Chatsworth House

Tomorrow the fair will host a flypast by planes from Lincolnshire's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Olympic Gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent opened the event with the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. And he revealed he worked as a volunteer at Chatsworth before starting his sporting career.

Midlands athletes in Birmingham for Paralympic Day

Mickey Bushell celebrates winning gold in the mens 100m T53 category in the Olympic Stadium Credit: PA

Centenary Square in Birmingham will be transformed into an exciting hub of activity today, as the city hosts celebrations to mark National Paralympic Day.

Visitors can get involved in a range of free activities which replicate aspects of Paralympic sport and challenge people to test their own skills, showcasing some of the extraordinary talents of ParalympicsGB athletes.

There will be demonstrations of a number of Paralympic sports, while come-and-try opportunities are also on offer.

Members of the public can meet London 2012 medallists, including Shrewsbury-born Mickey Bushell and Dan Greaves, who was born in Anstey in Leicestershire.

Dan Greaves celebrating gold medal after winning the Para-Sport F42/F44 mens Discus at the 2014 Commonwealth Games Credit: PA

National Paralympic Day is a focus for promoting Paralympic sport across the UK and hopes to use the inspiration of British Paralympic athletes to continue to shift perceptions of disability.

Woman attacked because of sexuality to join police in Leicester's Pride parade

after attack photo
The attack left Kerry Byrnes with a black eye and a fractured cheek bone Credit: ITV News central

A woman who was beaten unconscious because of her sexuality will join police on Leicester's Pride parade today.

Kerry Byrnes will walk alongside members of Leicestershire Police's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) network in the event's centrepiece parade through the city centre.

It takes places a fortnight after two men taunted the 23-year-old about her sexuality before punching her in the head until she lost consciousness in her home town of Oakham.

Kerry, who is recovering from injuries including a fractured cheekbone, took up an invitation to take part from Assistant Chief Constable, Phil Kay.

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