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Man arrested after six people stabbed in Northampton

Eight people were injured in the incident, six were stabbed Credit: PA

Police have arrested a 19-year-old man after six people were stabbed and two others injured in Northampton.

The incident happened on Bridge Street in the early hours of Friday 12th December.

The eight people were all hospitalised; seven of them have now been discharged. Police say the eighth victim remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

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Northampton couple Paul and Sandra Dunham admit defrauding US employer

Paul and Sandra Dunham. Credit: ITV Anglia

A couple from Northampton who were extradited to America to face fraud charges have pleaded guilty to defrauding their US employer of $1million dollars.

Paul and Sandra Dunham both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud and Paul Dunham also pleaded guilty to money laundering.

They will both be sentenced at the end of January. Paul Dunham faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Dramatic picture of cheese lorry fire on M1

The moment a lorry carrying cheese caught fire on the M1 Credit: @MaxEarey

This dramatic picture shows the moment a lorry carrying cheese caught fire on the M1.

The section of tarmac was so badly damaged that it has had to be resurfaced.

There are still delays of around an hour and a half on the M1 southbound between junctions 20 and 18.

Police appeal after poppy collection stolen

Police have released CCTV footage of a suspected theft at a supermarket in Northampton.

The CCTV footage from the Harborough Road branch of Asda shows a man standing at the store’s cigarette counter shortly before a collection box for the Royal British Legion went missing.

The collection box was on the shop’s counter as part of the charity’s annual Poppy Appeal.

It is believed the box was taken at about 10.15pm on Thursday, October 30.

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Two men arrested following assault in Northampton

Two men, aged 20 and 41-years-old, have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm following an assault in Abington Square, Northampton.

Police were called to the square at around 2.10am on Saturday morning.

A 26-year-old man sustained head injuries and was taken to Northampton General Hospital. Another man, 32, was also injured in the assault.

Five drivers punished for taking crash photos

Five male drivers who took photographs as they drove past an accident on a Northamptonshire road have been punished by the courts Credit: Niall Carson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Five male drivers who took photographs as they drove past an accident on a Northamptonshire road have been punished by the courts.

The motorists all passed a van which had left the road on the eastbound carriageway of the A45 near Great Doddington on May 12.

As they travelled they other way, the five male drivers all took pictures of the scene on the opposite side.

At Northampton Magistrates Court last month, all five pleaded guilty to not being in control of their vehicles.

“I don’t want drivers just to think about the consequences of being fined for their actions, I also want them to understand the majority of people see their behaviour as dangerous, illegal and disrespectful to victims and their families.

“We have prosecuted people for this kind of behaviour before and we are more than willing to do it again until this risky, voyeuristic fad passes.”

– Inspector Jen Helm from Northamptonshire Police

The five drivers were aged between 30 and 57 years-old and included two from Northampton, one from Wellingborough, one from Rugby and one from West Yorkshire.

All of the drivers were caught in a five minute period by officers at the scene who took pictures of their behaviour.

Taking into account court costs and fines, the five men were all fined between £205 and £285 by magistrates. All of the drivers also had three points added to their licences.

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