Jon Casey Northampton stabbing: Murder inquiry launched

Scene of incident in Barrack Road, Northampton
Image caption Jon Casey was injured near the Lazeez restaurant

A murder inquiry has been launched following a "brutal" attack on a father-of-two in Northampton.

Jon Casey, 35, from Ecton Brook in the town, was found stabbed in Barrack Road, near to the Lazeez Indian restaurant at 17:30 GMT on Friday.

Mr Casey was taken to Northampton General Hospital where he died just before 18:25.

Det Insp Mark Brayfield said it was a "brutal and ultimately fatal attack". Mr Casey's family have been informed.

A post-mortem investigation was being carried out by a Home Office pathologist in Leicester to determine the cause of death.

Image caption Police have been searching the area near the stabbing, including looking in drains
Image caption It is thought police were searching the drains for a weapon

Mr Brayfield, from Northamptonshire Police, said detectives were following a number of lines of inquiry.

He said: "We would urge anyone in the area at the time and who may have seen anything suspicious to come forward.

"We are very keen to know of Mr Casey's movements in the hours leading up to his death."

Image caption Police have been at the scene of the attack throughout the day

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