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Northamptonshire Police - Request for Information

Northamptonshire Police have launched an investigation after man sustained a serious head injury while he was on Southampton Road, Northampton. The incident occurred in the vicinity of the Methodist Church.

Details of Incident

Detectives investigating the attempted murder of a 31-year-old man in Northampton, have today (Sunday, October 16), re-issued their appeal for anyone who may have information to come forward.


Officers were called to Southampton Road at about 7.20pm last night (Saturday, October 15), where they found a man with a serious head injury. He was taken to a hospital where it was confirmed his injuries were a result of being shot. He remains in a critical condition.


A police cordon remains in place in Southampton Road and Euston Road, as the investigation into this serious incident continues, along with an increased police presence, including patrols to offer reassurance and support to the community.


High visibility patrols are taking place in the area throughout the day and members of the public are encouraged to speak to officers if they have any concerns, whilst house-to-house enquiries are also taking place.


Detectives investigating how the man came to sustain his serious injury would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously or running from the area shortly before 7.20pm.


Detective Inspector Simon Barnes, who is leading the investigation, said: “Thankfully, incidents like this are exceptionally rare in Northamptonshire however, when they do happen, it can have a huge impact on the neighbourhood and wider community.


“The victim’s family is being supported by a specialist-trained officer, as we continue to work closely with the local community, to gather information and provide reassurance, to ascertain who was responsible to bring them to justice.

“Our investigation into last night’s events is fast-moving and we’d encourage anyone with information which could be relevant, however small, to get in touch as soon as possible to help us apprehend those responsible.”

Witnesses, anyone with information, or anyone with CCTV, doorbell or dashcam footage of the area at the time, should submit information to the public portal or call Northamptonshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 376 of 15/10/22. Or call Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.


Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to us, please call 101 and ask for Northamptonhire Police, quoting either incident number 376 of 15/10/22 or OPERATION VILLAGE.


Alternatively, contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at