Police investigating alleged theft after Northampton estate agents closed down

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Police are investigating an alleged theft at a Northampton town centre estate agents that has been closed down.

Enfields in Mercer’s Row, which is an independently-run franchise, was closed last Friday by the Enfields head office.

The company said it became aware of alleged ‘serious financial irregularities’ last week and, after its own inquiry, reported the matter to police on Tuesday.

Director of Enfields Colin Wilton-Smith said: “As soon as we were sure there was a problem, we informed the police and trading standards.

“The Northampton branch was not run by us but we are now sorting out the mess left behind.

“We have engaged a local estate agent [Your Move] to help any landlords and tenants who need assistance but people can contact us if they wish.”

A letter sent out by Enfields head office to landlords said it had terminated the franchise and apologised for any inconvenience and distress caused.