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Witness appeal after woman punched in the face on night out

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was punched in Northampton Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was punched in the face and left with a broken jaw on a night out in Northampton.

The victim was walking along Bridge Street with a group of friends just after 4am on Sunday when an argument broke out with a group of two or three men, and the woman was assaulted.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

A man was arrested in connection with the assault and has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Man arrested on suspicion of Northampton murder

Police investigating the murder of a father-of-two in Northampton have arrested a 19-year-old man.

Jon Casey Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Jon Casey, 35, was found stabbed in Barrack Road, close to the Lazeez restaurant, at around 5.30pm on Friday. He later died at Northampton General Hospital.

Police arrested the man yesterday afternoon on suspicion of murder and remains in custody this morning.

Jon Casey was found stabbed on Barrack Road Credit: ITV News

Officers are still appealing for anyone who may have witnessed an altercation in Barrack Road to come forward.


Police launch murder investigation after fatal stabbing in Northampton

A murder investigation has been launched following a fatal stabbing. Credit: ITV News Central

A murder investigation has been launched following the fatal stabbing of Jon Casey, 35, father-of-two, from Ecton Brook, Northampton.

He was found stabbed in Barrack Road, close to the Lazeez restaurant, shortly before 5.30pm last night.

Paramedics transferred him to the Northampton General Hospital but Mr Casey sadly died of his injuries.

A post-mortem examination took place in Leicester to determine the cause of his death.

His family have been informed.

This was a brutal and ultimately fatal attack and we would urge anyone in the area at the time and who may have seen anything suspicious to come forward.

We are very keen to know of Mr Casey’s movements in the hours leading up to his death.

– Deputy Inspector Mark Brayfield


'Long road to recovery' for injured Clarke Carlisle

The former Northampton Town defender is now in a stable condition Credit: Press Association

The family of former Northampton Town defender Clarke Carlisle has revealed he is now in a stable condition in hospital but faces "a long road to a full recovery."

The ex-chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a lorry on the A64 near York on December 22.

It later emerged that police had charged him with a drink driving offence just two days before the crash.

In a statement, his family said:

"Our family and especially Clarke, would like to thank each and every person for their unbelievable support at this very difficult time.

"The fantastic and expert attention of all of the staff at Leeds General infirmary has brought him from a critical condition to a stable and relatively comfortable one.

"However, this will be a long road to full recovery and the family would request that you respect our privacy at this time."

– Carlisle family statement
Clarke Carlisle Credit: Jon Buckle/EMPICS Sport

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.

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