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Appeal over nightclub machete attack

Police want to speak to this man about the attack Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A member of staff at a nightclub in Northampton was stabbed with a machete by a man who was refused entry.

Police have released CCTV of a man who may have information about the assault at Fever and Boutique Nightclub, at the Drapery.

The incident took place on Saturday 28 October between 1.15am and 1.30am.

The man began to make threats before pulling out a machete and stabbing a member of staff in the shoulder, causing injury.

The man, or anyone who recognises him, is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Police hunt two teens who used 50cm machete and pocket knife in failed robbery

Police are searching for two 14-year-old boys in connection with an attempted robbery in Northampton which left the victim with several stab wounds to the leg.

It happened in an alleyway near Wellingborough Road. Credit: ITV Anglia.

It happened on Saturday 21 October between 4 and 5am in an alleyway where Melbourne Walk meets New Town Road.

The pair were armed with a machete and a pocket knife. The police are also looking for two females who were there at the time. They have released this description of the four:

  • One offender was white aged about 14, 5ft 7in with a medium build and dyed black spiky hair. He was wearing a dark jacket, trousers and trainers and was brandishing a machete with a 50cm-long blade.
  • A second offender was white, aged about 14, of similar height and build, and he had wavy, blonde hair with a fringe. He wore a mid-tone coloured jacket and carried a pocket knife which he used to stab the victim.
  • Two females were also at the scene of the attempted robbery. Both were about 5ft and wore dark jackets with fur-rimmed hoods pulled up.
  • All of the suspects spoke in English and another language.
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Cat lost at Dubai Airport is finally home in Northampton

Dinky the cat Credit: ITV Anglia

Dinky the cat is finally settling in to life in Northamptonshire after being lost at Dubai Airport for more than two months.

He was meant to be moving back to the UK with his owners, Ian and Sue Lees but when they landed at Gatwick his cage was empty.

Now, they've been reunited after a social media campaign to find him.

Dinky was found at a rescue centre in Dubai. It is believed he escaped at the airport.

Click below to watch Sarah Byrd's report

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Family 'devastated' after pet cat is mutilated, killed and left metres from their front door

Another cat found dead in Northampton was dismembered and left outside its owners’ house, police have said.

15-year-old Topsy was last seen on Wednesday (6 September) evening by her family at their home in Brookfield Road, Kingsley.

On Thursday morning her mutilated body was found in a carrier bag left on the path outside their front door.

It is the third similar incident in the area under two weeks. Another family were devastated when their two cats were killed the week before. One was found after being set on fire and the other, Rusty, found also dismembered.

Rusty was also found dead on its owners' property. Credit: Northamptonshire Police.

A similar incident happened in the area at the end of August and we know this latest offence will cause concern among pet owners.

Topsy’s owners are understandably devastated at the loss of their beloved pet and I would urge anyone who may have seen anything suspicious, or have any information about who may have committed either of these offences, to contact police on 101.

– PC Cooper

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