Northampton Stabbing - Second Charge

24 August 2018, 08:55 | Updated: 24 August 2018, 08:56

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A second suspect, a 17 year-old, has been charged in connection with a stabbing in Northampton town centre earlier this month.

Detectives investigating the assault charged this second person, following the arrest and charge of Perry Bentley two weeks ago.

On Wednesday (Aug 22nd) police arrested a 17 year-old from the Edgbaston area of Birmingham.

The teenager has now been charged with committing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent on August 7, 2018 and a further charge of possession of a bladed article on the same day.

He is also charged with possession of a bladed article.

The suspect is due to appear before Northampton Magistrates’ Court today.

He was arrested by officers investigating an alleged assault in St Katherine’s Gardens, St Katherine’s Street, at about 630pm, on Tuesday, August 7, when the victim, a man in his 30s, suffered stab wounds to his body.

Bentley, 22, was charged earlier this month with GBH with intent and possession of a bladed weapon in a public place.

Bentley, from Islesworth, west London, appeared before Northampton Magistrates’ Court on August 11 and was remanded in custody.

He is next due to appear at Northampton Crown Court on Sept 12.