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Appeal to trace next of kin of 85-year-old

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The Norfolk Coroner’s Office is appealing for help to trace the next of kin of a man from Norwich.

85-year-old Roger Giles was serving a sentence at HMP Norwich when he died of natural causes on 31 January.

Enquiries have revealed that Roger may have links to the Northamptonshire area.

Officers would like to trace anyone who may have known him or those that may have any details of his family or friends.

If you have information then you should call the Coroner’s Office in Norwich on 01603 276490.


Lambs and ewes stolen from barn

Lambs walk with ewes at Mayfield Farm in 2012 Credit: Chris Radburn / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Two ewes and two lambs have been stolen from a barn off Church Road, Little Houghton.

The theft took place at some point between midnight and 4am on Tuesday.

It is believed that they were dragged across the field and onto the Bedford Road, as you enter the village, where there may have been a vehicle waiting.

Anyone with information should contact Northamptonshire police on 101 or alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Man charged with child sexual exploitation of 13-year-old girl

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A 61-year-old man from Lake View, Northampton has been charged with the sexual exploitation of a 13-year-old girl.

David Atherall has been granted conditional bail and will appear at Northampton Crown Court on Wednesday 2 March.

He was charged as a result of an investigation by the RISE (Reducing Incidents of Sexual Exploitation) team.

Anybody with any concerns relating to CSE should call Northamptonshire Police on 101, or the Child Safeguarding Team on 0300 126 1000.

18-year-old charged with numerous drug offences

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An 18-year-old man has been charged with a number of drug offences as part of Operation Worcester - a police drive to tackle drugs and firearms offences in Wellingborough and East Northamptonshire.

Calvin Scott, of Upper Queen Street, Rushden, was arrested yesterday and charged with six drug related offences.

He has been charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, two counts of supplying Class A drugs, supplying cannabis and possession of cannabis.

He will appear before Northampton Magistrates’ Court today.

Road closure remains following discovery of body

Northamptonshire Police were called to Billing Brook Road yesterday at around 1.45pm following the discovery of a body.

Officers are carrying out investigations to establish the circumstances around how the body came to be there.

The road closure between the A43 and North Holme Court will remain in place and people are being advised to avoid the area.

Police appeal after man dragged along the road by car

Police would like to speak to a woman who went helped a man after he was dragged along the road by a car in Adams Avenue, Northampton.

The incident happened at some point between 7.25pm and 7.40pm on 23 December, when the man was dropped off by a private hire taxi driver.

His coat got trapped in the door of the Toyota Prius when he closed it, resulting in him being dragged along the road when the driver drove off.

Adams Avenue in Northampton Credit: Google Maps

The woman was a passer-by who stopped the driver after about 10 metres and helped release the man’s coat from the car.

The man was left with swelling and bruising to his arm as a result of the incident.

Police would like to speak to the woman who went to the aid of the man but also anyone else who may have witnessed this incident.

Witnesses or anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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