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Stolen: Twenty-eight canaries and a lawnmower

The canaries are a combination of colours including yellow, white, and yellow and black Credit: Swen Pförtner/DPA/Press Association Images

Twenty-eight canaries and a sit-on lawnmower have been stolen from a house near Rushden.

The theft happened between 6.30pm on Friday and 8am on Saturday in Newton Bromswold.

The birds were all stolen from an aviary in the garden. They are a combination of colours including yellow, white, and yellow and black.

The sit-on red Honda lawnmower was taken from a garage.

Anybody with information should call Northamptonshire Police on 101.


Northampton man in court accused of climbing on roof of Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A man from Northampton has appeared in court accused of climbing on to the roof of the Palace of Westminster.

Braydon Anderson allegedly caused £20,000 of damage by breaking a stained glass window, 11 other windows, an ornamental crown and a CCTV camera.

A security alert was sparked when a man was spotted on the roof of the Houses of Parliament late on March 7. He engaged police in an eight-hour stand-off before being arrested at 5.15am the following day.

Anderson, 23, of Portland Place in Northampton, is charged with criminal damage and trespass on a protected site.

Dressed in a grey tracksuit he appeared at London's Southwark Crown Court and spoke only to confirm his name.

Anderson was remanded in custody and is next due to appear in court on June 2 for a plea hearing.

Police release CCTV footage after knifepoint robbery

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with a knifepoint robbery in Northampton.

At about 7.30pm on February 3, a man was walking along Mill Lane in Kingsthorpe towards the Cock Hotel.

He was approached by two strangers who threatened him with a knife and demanded that he hand over his bank cards and PIN numbers.

The two men then ran away.

The cards stolen from the man's wallet were later used at the nearby Asda store in Thornton Road, Kingsthorpe, to buy a number of expensive electrical products.


Teenage girl punches knife-wielding robber

The attack happened in an underpass near Lloyds Road Credit: Google Maps

A teenage girl has been robbed at knifepoint in an underpass.

The girl was walking out of the underpass near to Lloyds Road in Corby at about 5:15pm yesterday when she was grabbed from behind by a man. He held a knife to her throat and told her to give him everything she had.

The robber then searched through her handbag and stole some tobacco.

The girl managed to pull herself away and punched the man in the face before running away.

The robber was mixed race, about 6ft 6in, slim, with broad shoulders.

He was wearing a black puffa-style jacket, grey tracksuit bottoms, white Nike Air Max trainers and a red and black bandana over the lower part of his face.

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