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Police launch murder inquiry after woman's death

Police in Northampton have launched a murder investigation following the death of a woman in Agnes Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Northampton have launched a murder investigation following the death of a woman at an address in Agnes Road in the town on Monday night.

Officers were called by paramedics at about 7.30pm on Monday, 21 March after reports of a woman having been seriously injured. The woman later died.

A 41-year-old man from Northampton, who was known to the woman, was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently being held at the Criminal Justice Centre.

A forensic post mortem examination is set to take place at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Police investigators at the murder scene in Agnes Road, Northampton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

One hour delays on East Midlands trains

East Midlands trains Credit: ITV News Central

There are delays of up to an hour on East Midlands trains between Kettering and St Pancras due to a person being hit by a train.

Tickets are being accepted on Virgin Trains, Thameslink, London Underground and Cross Country services.

Trains may still be delayed until 18:00.

East Midlands trains tweeted the following updates:


Inquest into death of India Chipchase set to open today

India Chipchase Credit: Northamptonshire Police

An inquest into the death of a 20-year-old woman who was killed in Northampton last month is set to begin today.

India Chipchase's body was found at an address in Stanley Road in the St James area of the town on 31 January.

Hundreds of tribute messages to India were left on social media once news emerged of her death.

Bunches of flowers were also left outside the Collingtree Pub, where she worked as a barmaid, in her memory.

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Northampton Town agree loan deal for Millwall striker

John Marquis will spend the rest of the season at Sixfields. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have re-signed Millwall striker John Marquis on loan until the end of the season.

The 23-year-old, who had a previous spell at Sixfields in 2014, joins a Cobblers team riding high at the top of League Two.

Marquis will help cover for the loss of top scorer Marc Richards who's been ruled out for at least four weeks with an achilles injury.

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Northampton Saints centre Burrell earns England recall

Luther Burrell is back in the England squad. Credit: PA

Northampton Saints centre Luther Burrell has been recalled to the England squad ahead of this weekend's Six Nations clash with Ireland.

The call-up marks a return to the international fold for the 28-year-old, who was famously dropped from the World Cup squad at the last minute by former coach Stuart Lancaster.

Burrell admitted the rejection left him "broken" and was subsequently given time off by the Saints to get over the blow.

However, he will now have a chance to impress new boss Eddie Jones after Bath's Ollie Devoto was ruled out with concussion.


Bouquets left in memory of India Chipchase

India Chipchase Credit: ITV News Central

More than a hundred bouquets of flowers have been placed in memory of India Chipchase outside a Northampton pub where she worked as a barmaid.

Among the tributes outside The Collingtree pub was one from a police officer, which said: "I didn't know you, we never met. The loss of your life fills my heart with sadness. Your family are in our thoughts."

Flowers laid outside the pub where India Chipchase worked. Credit: ITV Anglia

Another tribute from a friend of the 20-year-old read: "One of the loveliest girls I had the pleasure of knowing. We've shared so many great memories Ind, all of which I will never forget."

The pub where India worked paid tribute to her in a statement:

This has been such shocking news and we can't begin to understand what India's family are going through.

India had only worked for us for six months but was such a shining star within our team. She will be missed by us all.

– Tribute from the pub where India worked
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