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Three charged over shooting in Kettering

Scene of the shooting

Three people have been charged following a shooting in Field Street, Kettering last Saturday.

A gunman got out of a vehicle and shot the man before speeding away, the victim has since had to have his leg amputated.

Spencer Carr, 38, of Kettering, has been charged with conspiracy to commit GBH, wounding with intent and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Michael Villiers, 45, of Burton Latimer, and Darren Freeman, 36, of Kettering, have been charged with conspiracy to commit GBH.

Four other people arrested in connection with the incident, two men aged 32 and 60 and two women aged 28 and 39, have been released under investigation.


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Gunman got out of vehicle to shoot Kettering victim in leg

An eyewitness took this photograph shortly after the shooting. Credit: Eyewitness photograph.

Police are hunting a gunman after a man was shot in a residential area of Kettering.

The victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the assault in Field Street on Saturday afternoon (October 14).

A man got out of a vehicle and approached him with a gun before shooting him in the leg.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

More information to follow.

A man was shot in the leg at Field Street in Kettering. Credit: ITV News Anglia.


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Appeal over churchyard sex attack

Police are appealing for information about the Kettering attack Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious sexual assault in a Kettering churchyard in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

The victim, a 43-year-old woman, was assaulted close to the entrance of St Andrew’s Church on the corner of Rockingham Road and Eskdail Street, sometime between 4.30am and 5am.

A 25-year-old man from Kettering has been arrested in connection with the offence and is currently in police custody, however, detectives are continuing to appeal for potential witnesses to come forward.

Shortly before the attack, the woman is believed to have approached three men near the car park next to The Swan pub in Montagu Street and told them she was being followed.

Following the assault, the woman tried to flag down a car in Rockingham Road, which did not stop.

This was a very serious assault and, although we have made an arrest, we are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any information about it.

“We would particularly like to speak to the three men the victim approached in Montagu Street and the driver of the car in Rockingham Road, as they may have important information that will help with the investigation.”

– Detective Inspector Stuart Hitchon
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