Corby murder: Three arrested after 16-year-old stabbed to death on Hazel Leys estate

Teenager died at scene in Constable Road

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 7:28 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 8:03 am
Police and paramedics rushed to Constable Road at around 7pm last night

Murder detectives have arrested three people in connection with the death of a 16-year-old boy in Corby last night (Tuesday).

Officers answered a 999 call just before 7pm to an address in near the town centre, following reports that a teenager had been stabbed.

Sadly, and despite the best efforts of paramedics, police later confirmed he died at the scene in Constable Road, on the Hazel Leys estate.

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The boy died at the scene in Constable Road

Roads around the crime scene remained cordoned off on Wednesday morning.

Northamptonshire Police have launched a murder investigation and DCI Steve Watkins said last night: "We have tonight arrested three people in connection with this incident.

“This is a fast-moving investigation and enquiries are progressing at pace.

"Detectives investigating the incident are still appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information to make contact by calling 101 and quoting incident number 399."

An area around Constable Road remained cordoned off with a police presence on Wednesday morning

Locals said that they had seen a huge police presence on the estate from around 7pm.

One said: “There were police and ambulances all over the place. It’s so shocking. You don’t expect this to happen in Corby. It’s been years and years since a teenager was last killed here.”

A police helicopter flew over in the area while roads in around the scene were taped off as forensic investigations began.

One Constable Road resident said: “We’ve had some issues with kids in gangs hanging around but it’s usually low level stuff. Absolutely nothing like this. It’s just incredibly sad. His poor parents.”