No further action against Kettering murder suspect as victim named

The man arrested has been released

Thursday, 18th June 2020, 9:06 am
Updated Thursday, 18th June 2020, 9:08 am

A man arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman in Kettering on Monday has been released with no further action.

A major investigation was launched into the death of Hayley Louise Adams, 37, after she died at the scene in Russell Street after an altercation at 6.20pm.

A 33-year-old man had been in custody on suspicion of killing her but he has now been released with no further action after a consultation with the CPS.

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Police at the scene.
Police at the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Joe Banfield said: “We have carried out a thorough and detailed investigation over the past 48 hours, collecting numerous pieces of evidence and speaking to many witnesses.

“Investigators have reviewed mobile phone footage submitted by witnesses and taken a large number of statements from people who have been able to give eyewitness accounts of the events of Monday evening.

“Following consultation between the Crown Prosecution Service and Police in respect of all the evidence gathered, a decision has been made to release the 33-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder with no further action.

“I understand there may be concern within the local community regarding this tragic incident and this decision may leave people confused.

“While we are unable to go into more detail at this time because of an impending court process involving another man charged with GBH in connection with this case, I would like to reassure people that a thorough and comprehensive investigation has been carried out by a team of highly experienced detectives.

“Specialist officers will continue to provide support to Hayley’s family at this extremely difficult and distressing time.”

Wayne Steele, 42, is being held on remand after he was charged with assaulting a 33-year-old man just before Hayley's death.

Steele, of Mill Road in Kettering, was also charged with possession of a prohibited article and possession of a taser-type device.

He appeared before magistrates yesterday and is due to appear at Northampton Crown Court on July 16.