Murder investigation after man dies after being wounded in Northampton town centre

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Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the fatal stabbing of a Northampton man.

Jon Casey, a 35-year-old father-of-two, from Ecton Brook, Northampton, was found stabbed in Barrack Road, close to the Lazeez restaurant, shortly before 5.30pm on Friday, January 16.

Paramedics transferred Mr Casey to Northampton General Hospital where he died of his injuries just before 6.25pm.

A post mortem investigation was being carried out today by a Home Office pathologist in Leicester to determine the cause of death.

His family have been informed.

Det Insp Mark Brayfield, from Northamptonshire Police, said detectives were now following a number of lines of inquiry.

He said: “This was a brutal and ultimately fatal attack and we would urge anyone in the area at the time and who may have seen anything suspicious to come forward.

“We are very keen to know of Mr Casey’s movements in the hours leading up to his death.”

Anyone with information should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or, alternatively, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111