Northampton

Jon Casey Northampton stabbing: Murder suspect arrested

Jon Casey Image copyright Northamptonshire Police
Image caption Jon Casey died after being stabbed in Barrack Road, Northampton

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of a father-of-two after a "brutal" stabbing in Northampton.

Jon Casey, 35, of Ecton Brook, was stabbed in Barrack Road, near the Lazeez Indian restaurant on 16 January.

Northamptonshire Police said a man was arrested on Thursday afternoon. He remains in police custody.

Police still want to talk to anyone who witnessed an "altercation" in Barrack Road at about 17:20 GMT on Friday.

Image caption Police searched the area near the stabbing, including looking in drains

Mr Casey was found stabbed at 17:30 GMT. He was taken to hospital, but died about an hour later.

He is thought to have been in the Semilong area of the town prior to the incident.

Earlier this week, Mr Casey's family issued a statement paying tribute to "a kind and caring son, partner, brother and a loving father to his two girls".

The statement added: "Words cannot express the feeling of sadness and loss."

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