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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.

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Three arrested in human trafficking probe

Three men have been arrested as part of an investigation into human trafficking and modern slavery in Northamptonshire, police have said.

Three men have been arrested as part of a human trafficking probe Credit: PA Wire

Detectives targeting businesses in the city found evidence of staff being paid below the minimum wage and poor working conditions.

"We found people working in a seemingly legitimate car wash which was in reality being used to exploit foreign nationals.....We know there are people being kept in slavery in this county and we need the public to be aware of the signs to look out for which may indicate somebody is a victim and to let us know if they have any suspicions."

– Ash Turner, Det Serg. Northamptonshire Police
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Police refer themselves to watchdog over India Chipchase case

Northamptonshire Police has referred itself to the official watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), over its conduct before and during the search for 20 year-old India Chipchase.

The force said the referral will 'ensure transparency', but declined to give any further details.

The IPCC will look into whether there are any concerns over the way Northamptonshire Police handled the investigation and will rule whether there's a need for a full investigation.

Northamptonshire Police has made a referral to the Independent Police Complaints Commission to ensure transparency in examining police action and responses before and during the search for India Chipchase.

We await the decision of the IPCC and will not be commenting further as the criminal investigation is now in the court process.

– Police press release
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Man appears in crown court charged with murder of India Chipchase

Court artist sketch of Edward Tenniswood Credit: PA

A 51-year-old man has appeared at Northampton Crown Court court via a video link, charged with the murder of India Chipchase.

Court artist sketch of Edward Tenniswood Credit: PA

The 20-year-old's body was found in a property in Northampton on Sunday after going missing on a night out.

Edward Tenniswood has been charged with her murder at his home in Stanley Road, Northampton.

Today, he was brought from his cell at Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes.

He only spoke after that to confirm that he could see the judge, prosecutor Mary Loram and his lawyer Derek Johashen. He told the clerk of the court "I can hear you, definitely."

There was no application for bail and he was remanded in custody. There will be a plea hearing on the May 25 and a trial is due to begin on July 18.

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