Hungarian community appeal over Wellingborough murder

Detectives investigating the murder of a 76-year-old pensioner in Northamptonshire are appealing to Asian and Eastern European communities for information.

Hungarian-born Karoly Varga was found dead at his home in Cannon Street, Wellingborough, on 30 July.

A post-mortem examination showed Mr Varga had died from head injuries caused by a bladed instrument.

Police said Mr Varga had regularly contacted the Hungarian community.

Det Ch Insp Martin Kinchin, from Northamptonshire Police, said the last confirmed sighting of Mr Varga had been on 27 July.

'Recently arrived'

"I am convinced that somebody in the local community will have information which will help us piece together what happened in the days leading up to the discovery of Mr Varga's body," he said.

"We have issued leaflets in Gujarati to appeal to the surrounding Asian community to come forward with any sightings of Mr Varga.

"We are especially keen to reach out to the Hungarian community, as we know that there is a small population of Hungarian people who live within the area, and we know that Mr Varga was in regular contact with local people and those who had recently arrived in the country."

Two men and two women have been arrested and released on bail in connection with Mr Varga's death.

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