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Woman, 25, is stabbed to death as police arrest boy, 13, and 27-year-old man on suspicion of murder

A 25-year-old woman has been stabbed to death in Northamptonshire.

The victim was knifed near on Wellingborough Road, Rushden, at about 8.30pm and died at the scene.

A 27-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

The victim was knifed near on Wellingborough Road, Rushden, at about 8.30pm and died at the scene (general view)

A second 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and also remains in police custody.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Pete Long said: 'This was an extremely tragic incident in which a young woman has lost her life and I want to reassure people that we are doing all we can to bring those responsible to justice.

'A large team of detectives have been working on this case around the clock and a number of lines of enquiry are being pursued as part of this fast-paced investigation.

'This incident has really shocked the Rushden community, many of whom were on the scene last night, and I would ask anyone who was there and saw what happened to please come forward with your information.

'Likewise, if anyone has any information about last night's events or any dashcam footage of the area at the time, please come forward.

'Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.'

A scene-guard in Wellingborough Road is expected to be in place for the rest of the day and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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