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Five arrests made in Liam Hunt murder investigation

February 16, 2017

At a press conference this afternoon police confirmed that Liam Hunt had suffered a fatal stab wound during an assault St George’s Street, Northampton on Tuesday, 14 February. 

Chief Inspector Lara Alexander-Lloyd, read a statement saying: “17-year-old Liam Hunt sadly died following an assault on Tuesday, 14 February. We can confirm that he suffered a fatal stab wound. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Liam.

“We have arrested five people on suspicion of murder, four of them remain in custody and a 15-year-old has been released on bail.

“This is a tragic loss of a young life. We would like to assure the community and partners that we listen to and address any concerns they may have.

“I would like to thank the community and partners for their ongoing support and ask any witnesses or anyone with information to call the police on 101, contact Crimestoppers or their local safer community team. 

“I would like to reassure the communities of Northamptonshire that we are working tirelessly on this isolated and tragic incident.”

A 16-year-old and two 17-year-old boys and a 19-year-old man are currently in custody.

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