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Murder suspect released after stabbing of 25-year-old Northamptonshire mum

Murder victim Levi Davis Credit: Facebook

A 27-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murdering a young woman has been released with no further action, police said.

Levi Davis, 25, died following an incident in Wellingborough Road, Rushden, at around 8.30pm on Saturday.

A 27-year-old man was initially arrested on suspicion of her murder.

But Northamptonshire Police said they have now released the man after reviewing the evidence - including what they have called "high-quality CCTV footage which shows the entire incident from start to finish".

The crime scene in Rushden, Northampton Credit: Northants Police

Officers described the investigation as "exceptionally fast-past" and said the decision to take no further action against the 27-year-old man had been taken following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service.

"I know there is an extensive amount of interest and speculation surrounding this case and I know this decision may leave many people confused, however I want to reassure the community in Rushden that this has been an exceptionally thorough investigation involving very experienced detectives from across the region.

"It will be a source of frustration to many people that we are unable to go into more detail, but this is because of an impending court process relating to a second 27-year-old man charged with attempted murder in connection with this case."

– Det Insp Pete Long, Senior Investigating Officer, Northamptonshire Police

Jake Dean Swords, aged 27, of Rushden, has been charged with the attempted murder of another 27-year-old man.

Swords is next due to appear at Northampton Crown Court in January. Northamptonshire Police is not seeking anyone else in connection with this case.