Law enforcement agencies are actively investigating a disturbing stabbing incident near the Recreation Ground in Kingsthorpe, Northampton, which unfolded on the afternoon of Thursday, September 21, 2023. The incident has sent shockwaves through the community, as a male individual was discovered with critical stab wounds, prompting an immediate and significant police response to the scene. To facilitate the investigation, multiple roads in the vicinity have been closed to traffic.
Reports indicate that the harrowing incident occurred at approximately 3 p.m., near the REC ground, and the presence of law enforcement officers is evident in the area, particularly along Harborough Road.
In the aftermath of the incident, Harborough Road has been cordoned off by authorities, and a portion of the Recreation Ground has also been secured by police. The gravity of the situation has led to necessary road closures, impacting local traffic flow and causing delays.
The ripple effects of the incident have been felt throughout the community, with local organizations like Affinity Day Care CIC acknowledging the disruptions caused. Affinity Day Care CIC shared, “Unfortunately there has been another major incident declared in Kingsthorpe, Northampton, and there are road closures in place. As both of our buses need to drop off in areas of Kingsthorpe today, there are going to be some delays in getting everyone home. We do sincerely apologize for this and we will endeavor to get everyone home as soon and as safely as we can. Thank you in advance.”
Northamptonshire Police shared a post related to the recent incident, in which that state that:
We’re currently on the scene of an assault in the Kingsthorpe area of Northampton.The incident in Harborough Road was reported to us shortly after 2.45pm today, Thursday, September 21.Officers immediately attended to find a man in his 30s with suspected stab injuries to his hand and chest.EMAS and the air ambulance were also in attendance and the victim has been taken to hospital in a serious condition.The A508 Harborough Road is currently closed between the junctions with Boughton Green Road and Chalcombe Road, with roads leading off that stretch also affected.Traffic is being diverted via Boughton Green Road onto Holly Lodge Drive for onward routes up Harborough Road.Motorists and pedestrians are asked to avoid the area at present. Thank you for your patience, we will update as soon as we are able to.There will be an increased police presence in the area and anyone with concerns is invited to speak to officers.Anyone with information about the incident who has yet to speak to officers is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 regarding incident 293 of September 21.
Furthermore, there are reports of significant traffic congestion along Boughton Green Road, which has been affected by the incident. The section of Harborough Road situated between The Old Five Bells and the BP gas station by Liddington Way is currently inaccessible. To address the situation and provide necessary support, an air ambulance has been dispatched to the Kingsthorpe Recreational Ground, while Chalcombe Avenue has also been temporarily closed to traffic.
The investigation into this tragic stabbing incident is ongoing, with law enforcement officers diligently working to uncover the circumstances surrounding the incident and bring those responsible to justice. The local community is urged to remain vigilant and cooperative with authorities as they strive to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents in the area.