Rushden murder accused appears in court

Danney Beaumont appeared at Wellingborough Magistrates Court this morning

Danney Beaumont appeared at Wellingborough Magistrates Court this morning

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A man has appeared before magistrates in Wellingborough charged with murder.

Danney Beaumont, 26, of Maple Road, Rushden, spoke only to confirm his name and address during the short hearing on Monday, October 27. No plea was entered.

He will appear at Leicester Crown Court on Tuesday, October 28, for a bail hearing.

Beaumont was arrested early on Saturday after police were called to reports of a stabbing at a house in Trafford Road, Rushden.

Victim Steven Smith, 23, of Rushden, was taken to Northampton General Hospital but died shortly afterwards.

Anyone with information in relation to the incident or anyone who may have been in the Trafford Road area at the time of the offence should call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.