Police make "significant step" in murder investigation

David Brickwood Credit: Family photo

Detectives investigating the murder of the scrap metal dealer David Brickwood in Northampton have made a new arrest.

74-year-old David Brickwood was stabbed at his home in Lindsay Avenue in Abington in 2015. He initially survived the attack and was able to call police for help but died a short time later.

A 51-year-old man from Northampton has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Tributes left at the scene in 2015. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Today's arrest is a significant step, however, we still need to hear from anyone who has information that might be relevant to the investigation.

This is a critical time for the inquiry and I would urge anyone who has any information about David's murder, no matter how insignificant they think it may be, to contact police as soon as possible.

– Det Insp Phil Mills, East Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime Team

Six people have previously been arrested during the investigation, but no one has been charged.