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Murder inquiry launched after suspicious Brackley death

Police have searched a flat in Old Town and the St James Lake area of Brackley Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police have launched a murder investigation after a body was found at a flat in Northamptonshire.

Officers were called to the property at Old Town in Brackley on Monday afternoon (June 25). They described the death as suspicious.

Police also searched an area around St James Lake, off Banbury Road, and appealed to anyone who may have seen anything between 7am on Wednesday June 20th and 12.30pm on June 25 to get in touch.

"This is a fast-moving investigation and we are following several significant lines of inquiry.

“Our inquiries are currently focused on two scenes in the town, one at a flat in Old Town and the other in an area around St James Lake, off Banbury Road.

“This is a very close-knit community and people are understandably shocked by what has happened. We have a team of experienced detectives working on the investigation, as well as local officers carrying out patrols and conducting inquiries in the local area."

– Det Supt Mark Behan, Northamptonshire Police

Invictus Games Racing team take to the track at Silverstone

You've probably heard of the Invictus Games - an international event founded by Prince Harry for injured military personnel and veterans - but now an Invictus Games Racing team has been set up in Brackley to make motorsport part of their recovery.

The team is the brainchild of James Holder - the man who co-founded the clothing company 'Superdry'.

It was only launched this year, but the team are already racing on the Silverstone Circuit.


Northamptonshire fraudster jailed for selling fake gig tickets online

Nathaniel Gamble admitted scamming music fans. Credit: Northants Police.

A prolific fraudster who conned music fans out of more than £16,000 by selling fake gig tickets online has been jailed.

Nathaniel Gamble, from Brackley, admitted 15 charges of fraud by false representation and one relating to the proceeds of crime. He also asked for 76 other fraud offences to be taken into consideration.

The 23-year-old started the music tickets scam less than a week after he had been released from prison for other fraud offences.

He advertised tickets to festivals and concerts on websites including Facebook, Gumtree and reselling sites.

Buyers were asked to transfer money to bank accounts, and were either sent fake tickets or never received tickets at all.

Some victims only realised they had bought fake tickets when they arrived at the events and were denied access. In some cases, they lost hundreds of pounds each.

Gamble continued selling fake tickets under his own name and aliases including Nathan Andrew, John Woodhouse, Ross Brock, John Wilson and Nial Chapman, until his arrest on November 21 last year.

He was jailed for five and a half years at Northampton Crown Court.

“Over just six months, Gamble defrauded at least 88 victims, and there may well have been many more who have not reported their experience to the police.

“The disappointment and upset he caused was considerable, with many victims only discovering they had been defrauded after travelling to events and being turned away at the door.

“I would urge anyone buying event tickets to only purchase them from the venue’s box office, promoter, official agent or reputable ticket exchange site to avoid losing out this way.”

– Mel Phillips, Northants Police Fraud Crime Team

Brackley Town repeat history after knocking Gillingham out of the FA Cup

James Armson scored a hatrick for Brackley Town Credit: PA

National league side Brackley Town are through to the second round of the FA cup after beating League one Gillingham in their first round replay.

Brackley beat the Gills 4-2 after scoring twice when the game was taken into extra time.

James Armson was the hero, scoring a stunning hat-trick to set up a second round tie at Blackpool.

The victory comes three years after Brackley pulled off a big shock to knock Gillingham out of the cup back in November 2013.

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