Wellingborough murder investigation - further update
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Two people arrested on the night of Thursday, August 5 in connection with the murder of a 16-year-old boy have been released without charge. The 18-year-old and 16-year-old were released this evening (Saturday, August 7). The third person arrested on Thursday night – a 16-year-old boy - remains in custody.
A fourth person arrested in the early hours of this morning, a 17-year-old boy, has also been released without charge this evening.
The murder inquiry was launched after an incident in Brooke Close on the evening of Thursday, August 5. Police were called just after 6pm to reports that a boy had been stabbed. Sadly, and despite the best efforts of paramedics, he died shortly afterwards.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Joe Banfield, said: “My officers continue to work around the clock on what remains a fast-paced investigation.
“We continue to appeal for information from the public and anybody wishing to submit any details they think may assist us with our inquiries, be that photographs or video footage, can do so on the following link: Public Portal (mipp.police.uk)
“Specialist officers continue to support the victim’s family as they try to come to terms with the tragic loss of their son and I’d like to remind people to respect their privacy.
“We believe this was an isolated incident but high-visibility police patrols are continuing in Wellingborough to reassure the local community and I encourage anyone with concerns to approach one of our officers who will be happy to help.”
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.