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Two teenagers arrested after man is seriously assaulted in Wellingborough

Two teenagers have been arrested after a man was seriously assaulted in Wellingborough yesterday evening (Thursday, June 21).

The 17-year-old's are currently being questioned. The man’s injuries are not life-threatening.

We are investigating an incident that happened last night in the Wellingborough area in which a man was seriously assaulted.

We're still trying to establish what exactly happened but I'd be interested in speaking to anyone who may have heard a gunshot in the area between 7pm and 8pm or anyone who witnessed anything suspicious around the time.

Finally, I'd like to reassure the public that we believe this to be an isolated incident and there is no wider danger to members of the public."

– Detective Inspector Emma Nealon

Police release CCTV image after pub attack on a woman

Police in Northamptonshire have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace following a attack on a woman. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police in Northamptonshire have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace following a attack on a woman outside a bar in Wellingborough.

They are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who they believe may have information about the assault in Market Street in May.

The incident happened at about 2.30am on Saturday 12 May when a woman was assaulted by a man as she was sitting on a bench outside Raffs Bar. She suffered cuts and bruises and a broken wrist.

Officers believe the man may have information to help with the investigation and are asking him or anyone who recognises him to contact police. The incident happened during the weekend of the Waendal Walk and it is possible the man may be from out of the area.

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Concern grows for missing man from Northamptonshire

Mark Warren who has gone missing from Wellingborough

Police in Northamptonshire say they are becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of a missing Wellingborough man.

Mark Warren, 37, was last seen in the Dale End Park area of Wellingborough just before midnight on Sunday ( April 29)

Officers have been conducting extensive searches since he vanished.

Detective Inspector Steve Watkins, is leading the search

Mr Warren is very vulnerable and may appear confused or disorientated. He was last seen wearing chequered pyjama bottoms and a light green t-shirt with dark green sleeves. He isn’t believed to be wearing any shoes.

Mr Warren has been missing for more than 24 hours, and so could have travelled more widely than Wellingborough.

We want to find Mr Warren as a matter of urgency and I am appealing for anyone who believes they may have seen him or may know where he is to contact us on 101 immediately.”

– DI Steve Watkins, Northants Police

Mr Warren is white, with brown, collar length hair and facial hair. Police are working with the Northamptonshire Search and Rescue and will continue to check rural and urban locations in and around the Wellingborough area

Life after Pudsey: BGT's Ashleigh shows off new performing partner Sully

If you missed them on Good Morning Britain, here's Britain's Got Talent's Ashleigh Butler showing off new performing partner Sully.

He'll be joining her in panto this Christmas after Pudsey died during the summer.

Sully knows he has big paws to fill - but Ashleigh, from Wellinghborough, is confident he's up to the job!

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Northamptonshire town has UK's fastest rising house prices

House prices rise in the East of England Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA Images
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Great Yarmouth has the lowest average house price in the region

Wellingborough in Northamptonshire has the fastest rising house prices in the UK, say new government statistics. Prices there soared 15% in the year to August 2017, with the average costing £215,000.

In both the East of England and the East Midlands prices were up 6.4% from last year, more than double the rate of inflation. However, several areas including Mid Suffolk, East Northants and Peterborough were hit with house price rises of over 10%.

House prices in the region are now the highest in the UK outside of London and the South East. The average UK house price was £226,000 in August 2017. In St Albans, where house prices are the highest in the region, the average was £526,216.

Welwyn Hatfield was the only place in the region where prices dipped and the lowest average house prices were seen in Great Yarmouth (£161,992), Corby (£178,131), and Fenland (£179,984).

Man killed in road crash on A45 near Wellingborough

A man has died following a crash on the A45 near Wellingborough in Northamptonshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has died following a crash on the A45 near Wellingborough in Northamptonshire.

The 37-year-old victim was in a car with crashed into road barrier before hitting a tree. Police say they don't know was caused the accident and are appealing for witnesses.

The incident at 10.30pm on Monday 21 August involved a red Citroen C8 travelling eastbound. After hitting a nearside road barrier, the car crossed the slip road from Wellingborough before hitting a tree in a lay-by.

Britain's Got Talent's Pudsey dies

Britain's Got Talent has revealed that the winner of the 2012 show - Pudsey - has died.

Pudsey the dog and his owner Ashleigh from Wellingborough won the nation's hearts after their win.

After the show Pudsey starred in his own film, and appeared on TV and in theatres across the country.

Watch: When Ashleigh and Pudsey visited ITV Anglia

In a statement on Instagram Ashleigh said:

"I can't honestly believe I am writing these words. My handsome man is gone and I don't know what to do without him," she wrote.

"My heart is broken and I don't know how I'm going to get through this. It hurts so much that my handsome man has gone and I don't know how I'm going to get through this. It hurts so much that my handsome incredible Pudsey Bear will never be by my side, where he belongs again."

– Ashleigh Butler

Man arrested in connection with shooting of teenager

Alain Mbuku (21) has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A man has been arrested by Northamptonshire Police in connection with the shooting of a 16-year-old boy in Wellingborough.

Alain Mbuku (21), from Bedford, was arrested on Wednesday in Bedford and was remanded in custody until 28 July when he will appear at Northampton Crown Court.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said: "He has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and failing to surrender into police custody."

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