Man charged with attempted murder of woman in Northamptonshire

Witnesses can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Witnesses can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

A 28-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following a serious assault on a woman in Northamptonshire.

Riza Guzelyurt, 28, of no fixed address, has been charged with attempted murder, possession of an offensive weapon and witness intimidation in relation to an assault on a woman on Thursday morning.

He appeared before Northampton Magistrates’ Court this morning and was remanded in custody until April 8, for a hearing at Northampton Crown Court.

He was arrested yesterday following an incident in Coltsfoot Road, where a 41-year-old woman from Rushden was stabbed.

The victim was taken by air ambulance to University Hospital Coventry where she remains in a serious but stable condition.

Officers investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them.

Detective Inspector Ali Farr said: “A man has been arrested and charged with this offence; however, as part of the ongoing investigation, we are appealing for information and would particularly like to speak to anyone who may have any knowledge about the recent whereabouts of Riza Guzelyurt. Please call police on 101 if you have any information.

“We believe this to be an isolated incident and local officers are carrying out extra patrols in the area to help reassure the local community.”

Anyone with information should call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at