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Murder appeal three months after man stabbed to death

Shane Fox was stabbed in the chest in Wellingborough. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Detectives are making a fresh appeal for information over the murder of a man in Northamptonshire three months ago.

Shane Fox, from Wellingborough, was stabbed in the chest after being assaulted on the Hemmingwell estate.

The twenty six year old was killed in Nest Farm Crescent at around 2am on Saturday 1st December, 2018.

This weekend, on the three-month anniversary of Shane’s murder, officers will carrying out further inquiries in the Nest Farm Crescent area.

Two arrests have been made as part of the investigation, but no one has been charged.

  • A 39-year-old man was arrested and released without charge
  • A 22-year-old man was arrested and released under investigation pending further inquiries
Flowers at the scene where Shane Fox was murdered. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Detective Chief Inspector Ally White, who is leading the investigation, said: “We know that Shane returned to Nest Farm Crescent at about 2am, having come from the direction of Nest Farm Road across a grassed area and footpath leading to the flats. He was attacked near the car park as he made his way back to his flat, sadly sustaining a fatal stab wound.

“At the time of the attack, Shane was with another man who was also assaulted. He too sustained a stab wound but thankfully was not seriously injured.

“If you were in or near Nest Farm Crescent in the early hours of December 1, you may have seen or heard something that could be a crucial piece of the jigsaw."

The Hemmingwell estate in Wellingborough. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Detective Chief Inspector Ally White said: “CCTV shows someone walking past the Well Café in Nest Farm Crescent at about 1.55am. If you think this might be you, or if you were anywhere near Nest Farm Crescent about this time, please call us.

“We are also keen to trace a man who was seen outside Shane’s house at about 9pm the previous evening (Friday, November 30) and appeared to be shouting aggressively towards it. He is described as white, about 5ft 7in to 5ft 8in, with a slim build and a bald head, and was wearing a blue short-sleeved T-shirt and dark blue jeans.

“The suspect is described as a black male, in his 20s, and wearing a dark-coloured puffa-style jacket with horizontal stitching. Again, if you saw anyone fitting this description around the time of the incident, please get in touch.

  • Anyone with information should call Northamptonshire Police on 101, quoting Operation Talbot.
  • Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.