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IN COURT: Who’s been sentenced at Northampton Magistrates’ Court

The following people were sentenced at Northampton Magistrates’ Court:

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The Freedom of Information request revealed 13 sex crime offences committed by under-11s in Northamptonshire between 2012-2017

Four and five-year-olds among children to commit sex offences in Northamptonshire, figures show

Children as young as four and five were among those to commit sex offences in Northamptonshire since 2012, shocking statistics have shown.

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Daventry man sentenced for child sex offences at Northampton Crown Court

A Daventry man has been given a four-and-a-half year prison sentence for child sex offences.
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Car cover set alight in Daventry arson

The cover of a car parked in a Daventry driveway was set on fire, causing damage to the vehicle.

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Changes to Northamptonshire Police's public enquiry desk opening hours

Northamptonshire Police has announced new opening hours for its public enquiry desks, which came into effect this week.
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The event was held at Brooke Weston in Corby

Training on spotting the signs of extremism given at Corby school

Professionals from organisations across the county have taken part in safeguarding training led by officers from Northamptonshire Police.

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Images released of women wanted in connection with distraction thefts of elderly people in Daventry town centre

Northamptonshire Police have released CCTV images of two women they believe may have information about a number of distraction thefts in Daventry town centre.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident

Man threatens petrol station worker with knife in Daventry robbery

A man demanded cash from a petrol station worker in Daventry as he threatened them with a knife, before fleeing from the shop.

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68 vehicles were stopped

Northamptonshire Police in cahoots with neighbouring force to tackle rural crime

A joint operation between Northamptonshire Police and Leicestershire Police saw 68 vehicles stopped in an effort to tackle rural crime in the area.

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Officer blasts ‘pointless’ gold leaf artwork at Kettering police hub

A police officer has hit out at a decision to install golden leaves at the taxpayers’ expense at the new Kettering hub.

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Murder detectives appeal to Northamptonshire drivers for dashcam footage

Detectives investigating the brutal murder of an elderly jeweller are appealing for any motorists from Northamptonshire who may have vital evidence on their dashcams.
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Police officers in Northamptonshire at lowest number since 2013

Police officers in Northamptonshire at lowest number since 2013

The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) officers at Northamptonshire Police is at its lowest in five years.

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The NSPCC forced the Government to bring in grooming law in April 2017.

Snapchat is the most common method used to groom girls as young as 10 in Northamptonshire

More than 15 child grooming crimes have been recorded in Northamptonshire in the first six months of a new offence being brought in as a result of the NSPCC’s Flaw in the Law campaign.
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EXCLUSIVE: Four-year-old among more than 100 youngsters caught with knives on grounds of Northamptonshire schools

Teachers confiscated a blade from a four-year-old boy in Northamptonshire according to a shock new study of knives in schools.

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Warning after boxing fans are caught off guard buying Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker tickets online

It’s the most high-profile fight of heavyweight hero Anthony Joshua’s glittering career so far – and tickets are like gold dust.

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EXCLUSIVE: Knife scanners could be put into some Northamptonshire schools says top police officer

Knife scanners could be appropriate in some schools known to have a "knife problem" a top Northamptonshire police officer has said - even though teaching unions fear the move could turn the education system into "prisons".

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EXCLUSIVE: Some schools are 'too afraid' to discuss knife crime, national charity claims

Reputation can be everything for schools and an anti-knife charity believes some schools are too afraid to discuss knife crime as they fear it will lead parents to believe they have a problem.

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FACTFILE: What schools can and cannot do when searching pupils

Pupils can be searched in school for “prohibited' items” including knives, government guidance to teachers states.
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An example of magnetic putty was tested for seven times the legal limit for arsenic.

Trading Standards warn of putty toy in Northamptonshire with SEVEN times the legal limit for arsenic

Northamptonshire parents are warned of a children’s toy made of up to seven times the legal limit for arsenic.
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