Author: Raunds Town Voice

A burglar who stole shot guns, high-value jewellery and a car from a home in East Haddon has been sentenced to seven and a half years behind bars.Peter Stearns, 36, previously of Gladstone Road, Northampton, pleaded guilty to the charges at Northampton Crown Court on Wednesday, April 17.The burglary happened in the early hours of Sunday, December 16, 2018, when Stearns rode a bicycle to the property in Main Street, broke in and stole two shot guns, an air rifle and a large quantity of high-value jewellery. He then made off in the homeowner’s car which he later crashed on…

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Independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information about the murder of Shane Fox in Wellingborough last December.Shane, a father of two, died from a stab wound to the chest after being assaulted on Saturday, December 1, at about 2am, in Nest Farm Crescent, on the Hemmingwell estate.Hemmingwell is a close-knit area and it is hoped there will be knowledge about who was involved in this murder from within the community.A reward of up to £10,000 is available to anyone providing information directly to Crimestoppers charity, which leads to the arrest and conviction…

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Police are appealing for help to find a Northampton man who has been reported missing.Paul Connell, 36, has not been seen or spoken to since the evening of Monday, April 29, when he was believed to be in Northampton town centre.He is described as white, 5ft 11in, of slim build and with dark brown hair. Paul has a number of tattoos, including on his neck, arms and hands.Officers are concerned for Paul and are encouraging him, or anyone with information about where he is, to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.Reference: MPN2/1299/19Northamptonshire VoiceWho are we? Northamptonshire Voice is an online community…

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Police are appealing for help to find Christine McMenemy, who is missing from the Kettering area.Christine, aged 48, was last seen at 8am this morning, Tuesday, April 30, when it is believed she was going to the Tesco store in London Road, Kettering. She also knows the Corby area well.Christine is white and of medium build. She has long reddish/ginger hair which she wears in a ponytail.When she was last seen Christine was wearing a black jacket, printed top, blue jeans and black shoes. She is also thought to be carrying a handbag.Anyone with information about Christine’s location is asked…

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Police officers investigating an assault in the car park at Tesco, Wellingborough, are appealing for witnesses to get in touch.At around 2.45pm on Monday, April 22, a man was in the car park, at Victoria Park, Turners Mill Lane, near to the disabled parking bays, when he was approached by another man and grabbed around the neck before a third person intervened to separate them.The suspect is described as a white man, aged around 35, roughly 5ft 7in and of heavy build. He had short or balding hair and was wearing a light blue Nike t-shirt and light coloured combat…

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Officers investigating a sexual assault on a teenage girl at a laser tag game in Kettering are appealing for potential witnesses to get in touch.The incident happened in the Lazer Xtreme attraction at Wicksteed Park, off Barton Road, between 4pm and 5.30pm on Sunday, April 21, when a 15-year-old girl was repeatedly approached and inappropriately touched by a man.After the victim reported the incident to park staff, officers attended and an arrest was made.A 37-year-old man from Bedford arrested on suspicion of sexual assault has been released under investigation.Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on…

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Witnesses are being sought after a man was assaulted in High Street, Rushden.The incident happened on Sunday, April 7, between 3.45am and 4.15am, when a man walking in the area was attacked by a group of four to five men. He was punched in the face three times causing him to lose consciousness and suffer a broken jaw.Anyone who saw the incident, or who has information about it, is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.Incident number: 19000200712Northamptonshire VoiceWho are we? Northamptonshire Voice is an online community based website, collating published information from various sources…

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Witnesses to an incident where a boy was attacked by other teenagers in Rushden are being encouraged to contact officers investigating the assault.Between 5.15pm and 5.45pm on Saturday, April 13, a 15-year-old boy was involved in a group dispute in Spencer Park before being chased from The Greenway, next to Asda, onto Rectory Road, near to East Grove, by two girls and a boy.The boy was pulled to the ground and punched and kicked by the other boy before breaking free.He was then restrained again and pushed in front of a moving car, possibly a blue Ford Focus, hitting his…

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Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted and had his wallet stolen in the Racecourse, Northampton.The incident happened on Saturday, April 20, between 4.45pm and 5.10pm, next to the children’s play area near to Bailiff Street, when a man was approached by a small group of people who ask him for a cigarette and beer.A woman in the group then stole the man’s wallet and phone from his coat pocket before a man in the group punched him multiple times.The woman is described as white, of large build, about 5ft 6in, with a blonde ponytail, wearing…

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Officers investigating an attempted rape in Thorplands, Northampton, are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.At around 2am on Saturday, April 27, a woman was walking along a pathway between Great Holme Court and North Holme Court when she was approached by a man walking his dog.As the two passed, the man grabbed the woman’s hair and threw her to the floor before exposing himself and sexually assaulting her. The assault was disturbed by passersby and the man ran away.The suspect is described as a white man with dark hair and beard, around 5ft 11in and of…

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