Northampton

Cordwainer House death: Fifth man charged with murder

Reece Ottaway Image copyright Northamptonshire Police
Image caption A post-mortem examination found Reece Ottaway died as a result of a stab wound

A fifth person has been charged with the murder of a man stabbed to death at a social housing complex.

Reece Ottaway, 23, of Daventry, was found dead at Cordwainer House, Northampton, on 1 February.

Cameron Higgs, 19, of Chestnut Close, Milton Malsor, appeared at Northampton Magistrates' Court, accused of murder.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Northampton Crown Court on Monday. Four other men have been charged with murder.

Mr Higgs was also charged with grievous bodily harm with intent and conspiracy to commit robbery.

The four others charged with Mr Ottaway's murder are:

  • Jordan Crowley, also known as Jordan Kimpton, 20, of no fixed address
  • Alfie Drage, 20, of Clover Street, Upton
  • Adison Smith, 19, of no fixed address
  • Ethan Sterling, 21, of Baukewell Court, Lumbertubs

They have also been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Image caption Northamptonshire Police said a post-mortem examination found Mr Ottaway from a stab wound

The four men appeared before Northampton Crown Court and were remanded in custody to next appear at the court on 23 April.

Northamptonshire Police said a post-mortem examination found Mr Ottaway died from a stab wound.

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