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Attempted knife-point robbery caught on CCTV

Police have released CCTV footage of an attempted knife-point robbery in Northampton.

It happened at Northants News in Kettering Road around 10.30pm on Thursday, October 26.

Two men entered the shop carrying large knives, but ran off after a member of staff threw a number of items at them.

One of the offenders is described as aged 16-18, wearing dark clothing, with a backpack on his back.

The other man is described as white, aged 16-18, wearing a dark hooded top, tracksuit bottoms and trainers. Both men were wearing scarves across their faces.

Officers believe this incident may be linked to a robbery at the same premises on Tuesday, October 24, when two men, one with a machete, stole money and cigarettes.

  • Anyone with information is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Cash machine blown up by thieves in Northamptonshire

Officers are looking for witnesses and information following the aggravated burglary in Crick. Credit: Richard Thompson

A cash machine at a store in Crick has been blown up by thieves.

Officers were called to the Co-op in High Street around 2am on Wednesday 4 October.

Gas canisters were used to blow up the cashpoint outside the shop.

Crowbars were used to force entry into the store and steal the cash boxes from the ATM, before the offenders made off in a car.

Police say there were four offenders, wearing dark clothing and balaclavas, who were seen driving off in a white Audi hatchback towards Yelvertoft and West Haddon.

  • Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Appeal for witnesses after suspected acid attack on couple

Police are appealing for witnesses after a couple walking home in Daventry were victims of a suspected acid attack involving two men on a moped.

A 23-year-old man and 19 year old woman were sprayed with what's believed to be acid - at the zebra crossing near Park Leys on Saturday morning.

One of the offenders also brandished a machete before they rode off.

The victims were treated for minor injuries and police say there is an increase in this type of attack.

When this type of incident does occur, people should apply water to the victims of this type of attack and call 999.

It's a really really callous attack. Very fortunately in this case, the victims are not badly injured. We know that people can be terribly injured and have life-changing and life long injuries. If anybody is thinking about carrying this type of substance, think again.

The consequences are awful and we will pursue them and make sure they get the maximum possible sentence.

There is definitely an increase in this type of attack and at this point of time it is very difficult to understand why.

– Detective Chief Inspector Louise Hemingway, Northamptonshire police

Security teams sent to incident at prison

Specially-trained prison security teams have been drafted in to deal with an incident at HMP Hewell. So-called Tornado squads, equipped to deal with riots, were sent to the jail near Redditch in Worcestershire. Trouble broke out on a prison wing about 7:30pm on Saturday.

We are currently managing an ongoing incident on a wing at HMP Hewell. A small number of prisoners are involved and there is no risk to the public. We are absolutely clear that offenders who behave in this way will be punished and face spending extra time behind bars.

– Prison Service spokesman

It is understood the incident ended shortly after loud quickfire bangs, thought to be distraction bursts used by prison authorities, were heard at around midnight. Prison authorities are now back in full control of the affected wing.

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