Vigil held in Wellingborough to honour murder victim
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A vigil took place in Wellingborough yesterday (Sunday, August 8), with around 300 people and 50 motorcycles gathering in the Queensway and Shelley Road area to pay their respects to 16-year-old Dylan Holliday who died on Thursday, August 5.
The group gathered at about 11am.
Detective Chief Inspector Liz Wilcox from the Force’s Crime and Justice department, said: “Officers were in place to ensure the vigil passed peacefully and to give the opportunity for local people to come together to pay their respects to the victim and to mourn the tragic loss of a young life.
“We facilitated a peaceful vigil but when a group stayed in the area after the vigil had finished and started acting unsafely a dispersal order was put in place.
“We understand many people are trying to come to terms with the tragic events in Brooke Close on Thursday evening and high-visibility police patrols are continuing in the area. I encourage anyone with concerns to approach one of our officers who will be happy to help.”
Police are continuing to appeal for information surrounding the events of that evening when police were called to reports of a stabbing just after 6pm. Despite the best efforts of paramedics, Dylan died shortly afterwards.
Anybody wishing to submit information, which may include photographs or video footage, can do so on the following link: Public Portal (mipp.police.uk)
Witnesses or anyone with information can also call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, if you would like to pass us your information anonymously, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.