Community in shock as three are held over death of 60-year-old man

The home in Crouch Road, Irthlingborough, where police found the body of a 60-year-old man
The home in Crouch Road, Irthlingborough, where police found the body of a 60-year-old man
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People have spoken of their shock as a murder investigation was launched following the discovery of the body of a 60-year-old man.

The man’s body was found at a home in Crouch Road, Irthlingborough, when police officers were called there at 11.05pm on Sunday, August 26.

Three people - two men, aged 22 and 64, and a 46-year-old woman - have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody, where officers will continue to interview them today.

The man who died has not yet been formally identified.

This morning police were still at the house in Crouch Road, which has been cordoned off with police tape.

Neighbour Fred Waring, 71, said he returned home from a weekend away to find the street lined with police vehicles. He said: “When I saw it I thought ‘hello, what’s happened here?’

“I had a word with the police and they said ‘we can’t tell you anything but we have taken him away’. He said there was an incident the night before.”

Neighbour Barbara Beddoe, 76, said: “I’m sorry about it because it’s sad. You don’t believe it can happen to people you know.”

Neighbour Anthony Craddock, 80, said: “It’s shocking. You don’t really expect it, it isn’t often things happen in Irthlingborough.”

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