Northampton

Ex-soldier poppy seller assaulted in Northampton

A former soldier was assaulted as he sold poppies in Northamptonshire, it has emerged.

The victim, who has set up a charity to help homeless ex-forces personnel, was in Northampton on Saturday when someone spat at and abused him.

Police have now revealed they arrested a man in connection with the attack in the town on Saturday.

He was taken into custody and later detained under the Mental Health Act, a police spokesman said.

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