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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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Man stabbed during fight in Northampton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed during a fight in Northampton.

Three men were involved in a fight opposite KFC on Cambridge Street at about 6.40pm on Monday. It led to one of the men sustaining a stab wound to the back.

Both offenders were black and around 6ft tall. One was wearing a blue jacket with white sleeves. The other was wearing a black bomber jacket and may have had dreadlocks.

The victim was taken to hospital and is not believed to have a serious injury.


Vandals break ten seats during Northampton Town match

Sixfields Stadium Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

Vandals broke ten seats during Northampton Town's match against Oxford United at Sixfields last week.

Police are appealing for information about who was responsible for the damage in the South Stand - where away fans were sitting - last Saturday.

Officers say part of one of the broken seats was also hurled towards the pitch at the end of the game.

Anyone with information is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

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