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Investigation into local murder

Alert message sent 08/12/2019 16:10:00

Information sent on behalf of Northamptonshire Police

** Please be aware at time of writing Wellingborough Road Rushden remains closed **

Northamptonshire Police has launched a murder investigation after a 25-year-old woman died following an attack in Wellingborough Road, Rushden.

The incident happened last night (Saturday, December 7) when a woman was stabbed near St George’s Way at about 8.30pm. Sadly, and despite the best efforts of paramedics, she died at the scene.

A 27-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with this incident and remain in police custody at this time. A second 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and also remains in police custody.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Pete Long, said: “This was an extremely tragic incident in which a young woman has lost her life and I want to reassure people that we are doing all we can to bring those responsible to justice.

“A large team of detectives have been working on this case around the clock and a number of lines of enquiry are being pursued as part of this fast-paced investigation.

“This incident has really shocked the Rushden community, many of whom were on the scene last night, and I would ask anyone who was there and saw what happened to please come forward with your information. Likewise, if anyone has any information about last night’s events or any dashcam footage of the area at the time, please come forward.

“Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.”

A scene-guard in Wellingborough Road is expected to be in place for the rest of the day and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Increased police patrols by both response officers and neighbourhood officers will be taking place in the area to reassure the local community. If you have any concerns, please approach one of our officers who will be happy to assist.
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Craig Blacha (Police, Police Community Support Officer, Wellingborough)

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