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Murder probe in Wellingborough after body discovery

Wellingborough murder scene
Image caption Hungarian born Mr Varga died from a head injury caused by a bladed weapon

A murder inquiry is under way after the body of a 76-year-old man was found in a house in Northamptonshire.

Karoly Varga, known as Charlie, was found at his home in Cannon Street, Wellingborough just after midday on Saturday.

Police broke into the house after his family had become concerned about him.

A post-mortem examination revealed Hungarian born Mr Varga had died from a head injury caused by a bladed weapon.

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for anyone with any information about his death, which probably happened on Friday, to get in touch.

Det Ch Insp Martin Kinchin who is leading the investigation said: "Mr Varga was a very well-known figure in both the local and Hungarian communities, by both the young and old alike.

"At this early stage in the inquiry the motive for this attack on him remains unclear.

"I would like to appeal to anyone with any information that may help us to come forward, particularly people who knew Mr Varga, so we can build-up a picture of his lifestyle and movements in the lead-up to his death.

"I am also very keen to establish the last sighting of him alive and the whereabouts of the murder weapon."

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