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Pictures: one injured after suspected gas explosion

Credit: Ben Gibson

One person is believed to have been injured after a suspected gas explosion in Northampton town centre.

Emergency services were called to Gold Street just after 12.30pm. The road has been closed whilst investigations take place.

Credit: Ben Gibson


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£35,000 of counterfeit goods seized in Northampton

The counterfeit goods included perfume and clothes Credit: Northamptonshire Trading Standards

Counterfeit goods worth up to £35,000 have been seized during a raid at a house in Northampton.

Roy Leah who is 62 of Woodland Close, Duston admitted admitted six offences contravening the Trade Marks Act and was given a fine totalling £1,724 including court costs of £1,060 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court.

Trading Standards say he planned to sell the items which included clothes and perfume in local pubs.

  • 31 Jo Malone Candles
  • 18 Bottles of perfume
  • 13 pouches of tobacco
  • 70 Designer coats
  • 29 Football shirts

"This is a great result for our Trading Standards team and it demonstrates that unlawful trading will not be tolerated in Northamptonshire. I would urge people not to buy counterfeit goods and only use reputable traders. It may be tempting to buy what appear to be authentic items at a low price, but if it seems too good to be true, it probably is."

– Cllr Andre Gonzalez de Savage, Northamptonshire County Council
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Teenager fractures skull in attack outside school

The boys who carried out the attack are believed to be 11 or 12 years old. Credit: PA

A 16-year-old boy has suffered a fractured skull and a broken nose after being attacked by two younger boys outside a school in Northampton.

The teenager was pulled off his bicycle in Rickyard Road, behind the Weston Favell Academy.

The two boys, believed to be aged 11 or 12, took his bag and emptied the contents into a bush, before kicking him in the head.

The attack happened between 2pm and 3pm on 26 January.

Both boys were white and one had ginger/blonde hair. They were thought to have been wearing tracksuits.

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