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Man arrested after flat fire seriously injures woman

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a flat fire in Northampton.

The fire happened on Hunters Close Credit: Google Street View

Two people had to be rescue from the flat in Hunter's Close at about 4am this morning (Saturday 18 February).

A 20-year-old woman sustained serious injured and was taken to hospital.

Four fire crews were sent to the scene in the Obelisk Rise area of the town, and residents in nearby flats were also evacuated.

Investigators remain at the flat to try to find out the cause of the fire, while police question the 23-year-old man.


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Burglars raid cricket ground

Northamptonshire County Cricket Ground

Police are hunting two burglars who broke into the bar at Northamptonshire County Cricket Ground.

They took alcohol and a set of keys in the early hours of Wednesday 8 February.

A door was also pulled off its hinges in the terrace area of the ground on Abington Avenue.

Both burglars are described as wearing hooded tops, tracksuit bottoms and trainers.

Police seek help over stolen debit card

Police have released this image of a person they believe could have information over an alleged car theft Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police have released an image of a person they believe could have information about an alleged theft from a car.

A debit card was stolen from a red Alfa Romeo in Milton Street in the Kingsley area of Northampton between 8.45pm on Monday 6th February & 7am on Tuesday 7th February.

The card was then used to make fraudulent transactions at stores in Kingsley Park Terrace.

Officers are appealing for anybody who recognises the person in the CCTV image to contact police.


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Pictures: one injured after suspected gas explosion

Credit: Ben Gibson

One person is believed to have been injured after a suspected gas explosion in Northampton town centre.

Emergency services were called to Gold Street just after 12.30pm. The road has been closed whilst investigations take place.

Credit: Ben Gibson
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