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Police name 17-year-old murder victim

February 15, 2017

The victim of a fatal attack yesterday in St George’s Street, Northampton, has been named as 17-year-old Liam Hunt from Northampton.

A murder investigation was launched following the incident with officers from the East Midlands Major Crime team leading the investigation.

A 17-year-old boy, arrested on suspicion of murder this morning remains in custody.

A second arrest, a 15-year-old boy, has also now been made in connection with the investigation.

Detective Inspector Phil Mills, leading the investigation, said: “This happened in a residential area (St George’s St) at 5pm when people may have been coming home from work. Officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or seen people acting suspiciously in the area to come forward. 

“Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police on 101 or provide information confidentially via Crimestoppers.

“Cases like this are very rare and I would like to reassure the communities of Northamptonshire that investigators are working tirelessly on this case.”

Aldbury Court remains cordoned off. McDonalds at the Drapery which had been closed as part of the investigation, is now open.

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