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Northampton couple admit $1million fraud from US employer

A couple from Northampton who were extradited to America to face fraud charges have pleaded guilty to defrauding their US employer of $1 million.

Paul and Sandra Dunham have admitted to conspiracy to commit fraud. Credit: ITV News Central

Paul and Sandra Dunham have admitted to conspiracy to commit fraud. Paul Dunham also pleaded guilty to money laundering.

They'll be sentenced in January.

Mr Dunham faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

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ROADS: Major queues on M1 Southbound - Northamptonshire

The main carriageway of the M1 Southbound is closed after a lorry full of cheese caught fire there last night, damaging the tarmac.

Resurfacing work is continuing at J18 A5 / A428 (Rugby), causing congestion on the M1 to J20 A4303 / A4304 (Lutterworth).

The road is unlikely to reopen before 8am. There are also queues on the bottom of the M6.

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Two double decker buses and a car involved in a crash in Northampton

Two double decker buses and a car have been involved in a collision in Northampton.

Police were called to Barrack Road just before 13:00 today.

Two people have been treated at the scene for minor injuries and a Northamptonshire Police spokesman has confirmed no one else was hurt.

The buses have both been damaged and a lamppost has been knocked down into the road.

Barrack Road is currently closed one way around the area of the crash.

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Man's finger 'bitten off' outside pub

A man was punched, kicked and had part of his finger bitten off during an assault outside a Northamptonshire pub.

The assault happened outside The Red Lion Hotel on Market Hill in Rothwell at about 1am yesterday.

The 46-year-old victim was assaulted by four men who punched and kicked him, and one of them bit part of his finger off during the attack.

He was taken to Kettering General Hospital for treatment.

The main attacker has been described as a white man with red hair, wearing a white shirt.

The incident was broken up by witnesses and the suspects ran off towards Bell Hill.

Police believe the incident is related to an altercation inside the pub and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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