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Man charged with a string of robberies against the elderly

36-year-old man has appeared in court today charged with a number of robberies against elderly women Credit: PA Images

A 36-year-old man has appeared in court today charged with a number of robberies against elderly women in Northampton.

Mark Howard, of Campion Court in Bellinge, was arrested on Thursday and appeared before Northampton Magistrates Court this morning charged with a total of four robberies.

The alleged robberies were committed against women aged in their 60's and 70's.

He was also charged with one account of attempted robbery and one of theft, as well as handling stolen goods.

He has been remanded in custody until July 31st before a further hearing at Northampton Crown Court.


Concern for missing Northamptonshire teenage mother and baby

Katie Kelly and her baby have gone missing Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police have issued an appeal for information to find 15-year-old Katie Kelly and her 12 week old baby girl, who have not been seen since yesterday.

They were last seen in the area of Daventry and the police think they may be in the Northampton area.

Katie is described at 5ft 7ins, slim build, long, dark brown, straight hair and green eyes.

She was wearing a diamond effect bracelet and gold locket. She had black leggings on, a white t-shirt and trainers.

Pictures: Silverstone crowds in high spirits after Lewis Hamilton win

Crowds cheering as Lewis Hamilton wins the British Grand Prix for the third time. Credit: ITV News Central/ Joe Davies
Thousands of people were at Silverstone today for the British Grand Prix. Credit: ITV News Central/ Joe Davies
Lewis Hamilton waves to fans after his win at Silverstone. Credit: ITV News Central/ Joe Davies
The atmosphere has been described as amazing on social media. Credit: ITV News Central/ Joe Davies
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Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton has won the British Formula One Grand Prix for Mercedes.

Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg finished second while Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was third at a rain-hit Silverstone.

The 30-year-old home favourite extended his lead over his Mercedes team-mate to 17 points in the championship, after overcoming a poor start and two rain showers.

Today's win seals Hamilton's fifth victory from nine races this season.

Teenager in hospital after Northampton knife attack

A teenager in hospital after a knife attack in Northampton Credit: ITV Central

A 19-year-old has been taken to hospital with a knife wound following an incident in St James Park Road, Northampton, in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called to the scene near Parkwood Street shortly after 3am following reports of a fight.

The teenager has been taken to hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

Another 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is in police custody this morning.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Police issue appeal over missing Northampton man

Picture of 62-year old Glenn Hickman Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 62-year old man. Glenn Hickman was last seen at 11:15am on Saturday at Northampton General Hospital.

He's described as a slim white man, about 5 ft 8 inches tall, clean-shaven and with very short grey hair. Officers say he was wearing a short-sleeved burgundy top, a black jacket with red writing or a logo on the back, blue jeans and dark shoes.

Officers are advising people not to approach him but to inform Northamptonshire Police.

Dylan Hartley set to be axed from World Cup squad

England are expected to announce they have dropped Northampton Saints star Dylan Hartley from their Rugby World Cup training squad today, after his latest ban for headbutting Jamie George.

Dylan Hartley's World Cup hopes look like they're over Credit: PA

It's understood England head coach Stuart Lancaster will confirm he has dropped combustible hooker Hartley from his squad when announcing the team to face the Barbarians in Sunday's Twickenham clash.

Hartley was handed a four-week ban on Wednesday night after pleading guilty to headbutting George in last weekend's Premiership play-off defeat to Saracens, taking his career suspensions tally to 54 weeks.

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