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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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Teenage boy assaulted in Northampton park

A teenage boy was assaulted as he walked through a park in Northampton.

The boy was walking through Thornton Park towards Mill Lane in Kingsthorpe sometime between 8.30pm and 9pm on Wednesday, September 23, when he was attacked by a stranger.

The man was white, between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in and was wearing dark clothes and a balaclava.

Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at


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Burglars sneaked into elderly woman's Northampton home

Burglars sneaked into an elderly Northampton woman's home as she tried to give a stranger directions.

A man knocked at the door of the woman's house in the Spinney Hill area at about 2pm on Tuesday, 29 September.

First, he asked her for some water for his car, which he claimed had broken down, then he asked for directions to the hospital.

While he distracted the woman, his accomplice sneaked into her house and stole her purse.

The man who distracted the woman was white aged between 28 and 32, about 5ft 9in and slim. He spoke with an accent which may have been Spanish.

He had short dark hair, some facial hair and was wearing smart black trousers, a long white shirt, dark shoes and possibly a black tie. He was also carrying a black clipboard.

Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

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