Little Harrowden murder: victim named

The victim of a fatal stabbing in Little Harrowden has been named.

Police at the scene
Police at the scene

Stevie Pentelow, 44, of Kettering, died after an incident in Hardwick Road in the village on Friday evening (June 21).

He died in hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A post-mortem examination carried out at Leicester Royal Infirmary found he died as a result of a stab wound.

Police at the scene

Detective Chief Inspector Joe Banfield, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime Team, is leading the murder investigation.

He said: “Our condolences are with Stevie’s loved ones at this very distressing time.

“Specialist officers continue to support them as our team works to bring those responsible for his death to justice.

“We have now charged two people with Stevie’s murder and made a number of further arrests, but this remains an active, fast-moving investigation and there are still people we wish to talk to.

“I would urge anyone who has any information which could help our investigation to do the right thing and get in touch as soon as possible.”

Two people have appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court charged with his murder this morning (Tuesday).
Levar Thomas, 20, of Knox Road in Wellingborough, and 28-year-old Sophie Hughes of Faraday Court in Thrapston were remanded into custody ahead of a hearing at Northampton Crown Court tomorrow (Wednesday).
An 18-year-old Wellingborough man arrested on suspicion of murder last night remains in police custody.

A 38-year-old Wellingborough man arrested yesterday on suspicion of assisting an offender has today been released under investigation.

A 15-year-old boy from Wellingborough was arrested earlier today on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Two other men arrested on Friday in connection with the incident were released with no further action taken.