Wellingborough Murder Investigation Latest

2 December 2018, 07:09 | Updated: 2 December 2018, 07:13

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Extra patrols are underway on the Hemingwell estate in Wellingborough after the death of a man in his 20s.

Saturday evening update

Northants Police:

"Officers have increased patrols in the Hemmingwell area of Wellingborough tonight following an incident early this morning involving the death of a 26 year-old man and the subsequent launch of a murder investigation.

The victim’s family have been informed and they are being supported by specially trained liaison officers.

Detective Inspector Chris Marriott is leading the investigation. He said:

'I’d like to reassure the public and the local community that a large team of detectives are working hard to establish the circumstances leading to this morning’s incident in which a young man lost his life.

There are extra patrols being carried out by our neighbourhood teams which are continuing to reassure the public.

This is a fast-paced investigation and we are pursuing several important lines of inquiry but are still keen to speak to anyone who was in the Nest Farm Crescent area in the early hours of this morning or has any information about the incident. However insignificant it may seem, it could be crucial to the investigation.'

Northamptonshire Police say call 101 if you have any information quoting incident number 49 of 1/12/19. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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Saturday afternoon (1st Dec):

Northamptonshire Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man early this morning (Saturday, 1st December).

Emergency services were called to reports of a serious assault in Nest Farm Crescent, Hemmingwell, just after 2am.

A 26 year-old man was later pronounced dead at the scene.

A cordon is currently in place on Nest Farm Crescent and a forensic investigation is underway.