Northampton

Teenager killed in Northampton street attack

McDonalds, The Drapery Image copyright South Beds News Agency
Image caption A branch of McDonald's in The Drapery, Northampton, has been closed as part of the investigation

A 17-year-old boy has died after suffering serious neck injuries in a street assault.

Liam Hunt was attacked in St George's Street in Northampton town centre at about 17:00 GMT on Tuesday.

The teenager, who is from the town, died from his injuries in hospital, Northamptonshire Police said.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder. A 15-year-old was also arrested in connection with the death.

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Image caption Police say the attack happened in a residential area and are appealing for witnesses

Areas of the town remain cordoned off, including McDonald's at The Drapery.

Det Insp Phil Mills said: "This occurred in a residential area, a number of people would have been in the area at the time.

"We want these witnesses to come forward and contact us with any information they have."

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