FIVE people have been charged with murder after a Rugby man was fatally wounded in Northampton.
Reece Ottaway, 23, who lived in Daventry but was originally from Rugby, died as a result of a stab wound following an incident at Cordwainer House, Byfield Road, at around 1.20am on Friday February 1.
His family released the following statement in tribute: “Reece was a son, a brother, a nephew, a grandson and was also soon to be an uncle. Reece was also a friend to many, many people.
“What has happened to Reece will haunt us for the rest of our lives; we do not know how we will live without him.
“Those who knew Reece knew just how much of a loving heart he had. He was looked up to by his younger siblings and all they know is that they will never see Reece again.
“We would like to place on record our thanks to everyone who has expressed sympathy; your support has been extraordinary. We would also like to place on record our thanks to everyone involved in helping the police with their enquiries. We hope that justice will be served in the right way.
“We would like to thank the police for their hard work. We know it has been very demanding physically and emotionally, and our thoughts go out to those that witnessed the aftermath of Reece’s death.”
Five people have been charged with murder, GBH with intent and conspiracy to commit robbery in connection with the incident.
Jordan Kimpton, 20, of Sam Harrison Way, Duston, Alfie Drage, 20, of Clover Street, Upton, Adison Smith, 19, of no fixed address and Ethan Sterling, 21, of Baukewell Court, Lumbertubs, have been remanded in custody and are due to appear at Northampton Crown Court on Tuesday April 23.
Cameron Higgs, 19, of Chestnut Close, Milton Malsor, was remanded in custody and was due to appear at Northampton Crown Court today (Monday, February 11).