Murder investigation launched after woman stabbed to death in Rushden

Police have launched a murder investigation after a 25-year-old woman was fatally stabbed in Rushden last night (Saturday).

Sunday, 8th December 2019, 1:54 pm
Updated Monday, 9th December 2019, 9:26 am
A 25-year-old woman died after being attacked in Wellingborough Road, Rushden, near St. George's Way

Officers say the woman was stabbed in Wellingborough Road, near St George's Way, in an attack at about 8.30pm.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the woman died at the scene.

A 27-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 25-year-old woman yesterday evening.

The 13-year-old boy was later released yesterday (Sunday) evening without charge. A second 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and also remains in police custody.

The second 27-year-old was arrested for allegedly seriously assaulting the other 27-year-old arrested on suspicion of murder.Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Pete Long, said: “This was an extremely tragic incident in which a young woman has lost her life and I want to reassure people that we are doing all we can to bring those responsible to justice.

“A large team of detectives have been working on this case around the clock and a number of lines of enquiry are being pursued as part of this fast-paced investigation."

A scene-guard in Wellingborough Road is expected to be in place for the rest of the day and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Wellingborough Road is closed between Masefield Drive and Gravely Street

Two vehicles could be seen at the entrance of St George's Way off Wellingborough Road.

A resident said he saw a damaged silver van being removed from Wellingborough Road yesterday evening.

A further two damaged cars were seen being recovered from nearby Washbrook Road today at around midday.

Police have not confirmed if the vehicles are linked to the investigation or not.

Wellingborough Road is expected to be closed for the rest of the day

There will be increased police patrols in the area by response officers and neighbourhood officers to reassure the local community.

Northamptonshire Police said: "If you have any concerns, please approach one of our officers who will be happy to assist."

Detective Inspector Long added: “This incident has really shocked the Rushden community, many of whom were on the scene last night, and I would ask anyone who was there and saw what happened to please come forward with your information.

"Likewise, if anyone has any information about last night’s events or any dashcam footage of the area at the time, please come forward."

“Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.”