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Police raids target violent offenders in Northampton

Police carried out a number of raids. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A series of raids have been carried out in Northampton as part of a campaign to tackle violent crime.

Officers made a number of arrests, including for offences of child sexual exploitation.

The Chief Constable of Northamptonshire, Simon Edens, took part in the raids.

He said: "We're here to bring people to justice, that's what Operation Scorpion is about.

"It's about us visibly, tangibly and deliberately confirming that our purpose is to protect people from harm."

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Northampton man hit with trestle tables

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Police have released pictures of a man they'd like to speak to in connection with an attack in Market Square, Northampton.

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the incident Credit: Northants Police
Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the incident Credit: Northants Police

It's after a man was assaulted in the Market Square in Northampton in the early hours of Sunday, 1 November.

Sometime between 1am and 1.30am, a man picked up two trestle tables from the market area and used them to hit the victim, a 24-year-old man. He suffered a broken finger and other bruising as a result.

The offender is described as around 25-years-old, about 6ft tall with short, black hair shaven in ‘tram lines’ on the sides.

Anyone with any information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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House fire leads to murder investigation

Rothersthorpe Road, Northampton: The man is believed to have died before the fire started Credit: ITV Anglia

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man at a house in Rothersthorpe Road, Northampton.

Police were called to the house at around midday on Thursday, 8 October, after reports of a fire at the property.

The body of a man was found inside the house and a forensic post mortem examination conducted at Leicester Royal Infirmary yesterday afternoon has concluded that he died before the fire started.

A 38-year-old woman and 50-year-old man were arrested by police officers last night and remain in custody this morning. Both are believed to be known to the man who has died.

Formal identification of the man who has died has yet to take place.

Officers are continuing to conduct house-to-house enquiries in the Rothersthorpe Road area and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area on Thursday morning to contact them.

Witnesses or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at

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Body found after house fire in Northampton

A man's body has been found after a house fire in Northampton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The body of a man has been found after a fire at a house in Northampton.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the blaze in Rothersthorpe Road at around noon on Thursday 8 October where fire officers discovered the body.

Northamptonshire Police want to speak with anyone who may have been in the area at the time or may have any information.

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