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Family pay tribute to man stabbed to death in Northampton

Reece Ottaway. Credit: Family picture

The family of a man who was stabbed to death in Northampton have paid tribute to him - saying they don't "know how we will live without him".

Reece Ottaway, from Daventry, died in the early hours of Friday February 1st after an incident at Cordwainer House in Byfield Road.

A post mortem found that the 23-year-old died as a result of a stab wound.

Five people have appeared in court charged with his murder.

Reece's family said he was "a son, a brother, a nephew, a grandson and was also soon to be an uncle" as well as "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."

– Reece Ottaway's family
Police were called to an incident at Cordwainer House. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The family thanked "everyone who has expressed sympathy" for their "extraordinary support".

"We would like to thank the police for their hard work," they said.

"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.

"If you have any information that could help the police, please come forward. Nobody deserves what happened to Reece.”