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Murder investigation underway after attack on the Racecourse

St George's Avenue closed as police gather evidence

A murder investigation has been launched by the East Midlands Major Crime Team after a man was attacked on the Racecourse in Northampton this morning.

Police and paramedics were called to the St George’s Avenue side of the park near Freehold Street junction at 10.50am after a serious assault.

The victim died shortly afterwards and the area was immediately shut down so evidence could be preserved for a murder investgation.

The police helicopter was overhead throughout the operation.

Northamptonshire Police have released the following statement:

A murder investigation has been launched following an incident near the Racecourse in Northampton this morning (Tuesday, June 30).

At 10.50am, police and paramedics were called to St George’s Avenue to reports of a man who had been seriously assaulted. Sadly, the man died a short time later.

Detectives from the East Midlands Specials Operations Unit Major Crime Team have now launched a murder investigation and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Pete Long, said: “We are in the very early stages of this investigation and anyone with any information about what may have happened here is asked to come forward, no matter how small or insignificant you think your information might be.”

St George’s Avenue is currently closed and motorists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the area.

Increased patrols are taking place in the area to reassure the local community.

If you have any information, please call us on 101 or if you’d prefer to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Similarly, if you have any dashcam or CCTV footage you think might assist our investigation, please send it to us.

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