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5 year sentence for man who sexually groomed child

55 year old Christopher Bygraves Credit: Northants Police

A 55 year-old man has been jailed at Northampton Crown Court for sexual grooming a teenager from Wellingborough.

Christopher Bygraves, from Richbell Court, Bedford, was given a 5 year sentence and has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

The sentencing follows an investigation by the Reducing Incidents of Sexual Exploitation team.

Detective Inspector Richard Tompkins said:

"This was a classic case of child sexual exploitation (CSE), where the young victim was given gifts and groomed over a period of time by a significantly older man who did so for his own sexual gratification.

Reducing CSE is a priority for Northamptonshire Police and our partner agencies who are working hard to support victims and bring to justice anybody who exploits children in this despicable way."


Man dies in M1 Northamptonshire collision

Man dies in M1 Northamptonshire collision Credit: PA

A 47 year-old man has died following a crash on the M1 in Northamptonshire yesterday morning (October 10).

The collision, involving a lorry and a construction worker happened around 9am within a section of road works on the northbound carriageway.

Police are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with information to contact the Northamptonshire Police.

Amazon to hire another 300 staff for new warehouse

Amazon has announced it will be hiring another 300 staff in Daventry. Credit: PA Images

Online retail giant Amazon has announced it will be hiring another 300 staff for its new warehouse in Daventry.

The warehouse in Northamptonshire is set to open next year as the company expands to meet a surge in demand.

The group said its new warehouse will support a 40% hike in the number of independent sellers.

Amazon plans to add 3,500 jobs this year to take its UK workforce to more than 15,500.

Daventry will be the sellers third warehouse in the Midlands, joining sites in Rugeley, Staffordshire, Coalville and Leicestershire.


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