A murder investigation has been launched after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death.
The teenage boy was stabbed this evening in Corby and died at the scene despite the best efforts of paramedics.
A police cordon been put in place as officers search the area, which is just 100m from the town centre.
Large numbers of police officers have been on the estate since 7pm this evening.
Police have now arrested three people in connection with the incident. All three remain in police custody.
Earlier in the evening, a Northamptonshire Police spokesperson said: “A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a 16-year-old boy in Corby.
“Police officers were called just before 7pm to Constable Road to reports that a boy had been stabbed.
“Sadly, and despite the best efforts of paramedics, he died at the scene.
“Enquiries are progressing at pace and detectives investigating the incident are now appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information to get in touch with them by calling 101 and quoting incident number 399.”
In a later statement, DCI Steve Watkins said: “This is a fast-moving investigation and anyone with any information is still asked to contact us.”