Lamb Death by Dog Bite?

 Notice affixed to a stile on the Abthorpe to Slapton public footpath

Notice affixed to a stile on the Abthorpe to Slapton public footpath

Lamb death. “Due to lamb death following dog bite please keep dogs on a lead.” That was the printed message posted alongside a stile on the Abthorpe to Slapton public footpath. Barbara Smith of Slapton Manor Farm explained that a large well looked after lamb had been found dead in the field with a largish bite that she believed was too big for a fox. As people find it difficult to realise that the pet dogs that they love can cause expensive damage to a farmer’s stock, Barbara was asking for dogs to be kept on leads for the immediate future. The potential value of the lamb was between £65 and £85.

John Riches


Death Of Ilyaas Maxhmed Ibrahim in Potterspury

A brief update on the death of Ilyaas Maxhmed Ibrahim, who was found in his car at Paulerspury on Tuesday.

A post mortem took place on the body on Wednesday but further toxicology tests will need to be carried out before the cause of death will be known. For your guidance, that is expected to take some weeks.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

Police are continuing to carry out investigations into the death and are still seeking a second man who is believed to have been travelling in the car with Ilyaas and who made off on foot towards Towcester on the A5.

Anyone with information can call police on 08453 700700.

Unexplained Death in Potterspury, Man found in Car

Unexplained death in Potterspury


Northants Police are currently investigating an unexplained death in Potterspury.


Police were called to Moorend Lane, Potterspury, just off the A5 at around 10am today, Tuesday 3rd March after a man was discovered in a parked car.


The death is currently being treated as unexplained and police investigators and forensic specialists are on the scene carrying out a full and thorough investigation to help the police establish the circumstances of the death.


Police are trying to trace a second man who was believed to have been in the car with the man who had died.


He is thought to have walked towards the A5.


Anyone who may have seen him in the Potterspury area of the A5 at around 9.30 am on Tuesday 3rd March or anyone who may have given a man a lift, including bus drivers are asked to contact Northants Police on 08453 700700.