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Investigation into care home deaths re-opened

The families of five elderly residents who died suddenly at a Northampton care home have welcomed a decision by police to re-open the investigation into their deaths.

They were all residents at the Parkside House Nursing Home between July and August 2009.

Detectives say a criminal investigation would have taken place at the time but wasn't possible because the Coroner found the deaths had been due natural causes.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey.

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Investigation into deaths of residents from Northampton care home to be reopened

An investigation into the deaths of five residents of a former Northampton care home is to be reopened by Northamptonshire Police.

Between July and August 2009, five residents of the Parkside House Nursing Home in St Matthew’s Parade, Northampton, died.

At the time the Coroner ruled they died from natural causes as there was no evidence to suggest that neglect was a direct cause of death.

However, after reviewing the findings of an investigation by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Northamptonshire Police has decided to reopen its investigation.

“We are taking on board the views of the relatives of the five people who died and they are 100 per cent supportive of the police investigation.

“We would also like to speak to anybody who had friends or relatives at Parkside during the time our investigation covers.

“And we would urge any health professionals to come forward if they have any information which they think could help us.”

– Detective Sergeant Ashley Turner, Northamptonshire Police

The investigation into the former home, which closed shortly after the five people died, is expected to last several months.

Anyone with any information which they believe might be helpful to the investigation can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 08000 555111.

CCTV released after bag is stolen on Northampton train

Police are hunting this man following the theft of a suitcase in Northampton Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police have released CCTV of a man they'd like to speak to after a suitcase was stolen from a train in Northampton.

It was travelling between Corby and Wellingborough stations earlier this month around 1pm.

PC Nick Fowler who is investigating the theft said:

"A 29-year-old woman from Gretton had boarded the service and placed her suitcase, which contained a number of personal items, in the luggage rack but when she checked on her case at Wellingborough she discovered it was missing.

After reviewing CCTV we noticed a man, accompanied by a pregnant woman, boarded the train at Kettering empty handed, a short while later the same man left Wellingborough station carrying a bag matching the description of the victims."

Police say this man was spotted boarding the train empty-handed but left with a bag Credit: British Transport Police

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Northampton couple to appear on bail hearing

A couple from Northampton will appear in an American court for bail hearing later.

Paul and Sandra Dunham lost their battle against extradition on fraud charges.

They were taken to Northampton General Hospital after trying to take an overdose the night before they were due to hand themselves over.

Mr Dunham's charged with 13 counts of fraud and money laundering.

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Dunham couple extradited from UK to the US

Paul and Sandra Dunham were taken to hospital last week after claiming to have taken a drug overdose ahead of their extradition. Credit: PA Wire

Retired British couple Paul and Sandra Dunham have been extradited from the UK to the United States to face fraud charges, Scotland Yard has said.

The transfer of the husband and wife, both 58, was delayed after they tried to take their own lives last week prior to a previously scheduled extradition.

The pair took an overdose - later described by a judge as a "cry for help" - the night before they were due to hand themselves into police to be handed over to US marshals at Heathrow Airport.

The grandparents were today received by the American officials at the airport's Terminal Four and departed on a flight around 2.15pm. They deny the allegations against them.

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Northampton couple to be extradited today

Paul and Sandra Dunham are to be extradited to the US today.

The couple from Northampton were taken to hospital last Thursday after they took a drug overdose the night before they were due to hand themselves in to police ahead of being taken to US marshals at Heathrow Airport.

Paul and Sandra Dunham Credit: ITV Anglia

They were remanded in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday after Senior District Judge Howard Riddle concluded they had taken the drugs deliberately to avoid or delay their extradition to face fraud charges.

Police at the Dunham's home last week Credit: ITV Anglia

Their solicitors have today confirmed the couple will be extradited to Maryland.

The couple lost a High Court battle last month against extradition to stand trial over fraud charges relating to Mr Dunham's company, Pace. The couple deny the charges.

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First footage from extradition couple's home

Journalists waiting outside the Northampton home of a couple facing extradition to America called police when they didn't answer knocks at their door.

Paul and Sandra Dunham were due to fly to the US to face charges of fraud and money laundering. They deny the allegations.

When police arrived they were forced to break into the property. Ambulances were then called to take two people inside the house to hospital.

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