Corby man makes first court appearance following death of Wes Brown

Jamie Magee was up before magistrates this morning

By Kate Cronin
Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 4:17 pm
Wes Brown died in the early hours of Saturday. Police are satisfied he was not murdered.
Wes Brown died in the early hours of Saturday. Police are satisfied he was not murdered.

A Corby man has appeared in court charged with robbery and possession of a knife following the death of Wes Brown on Saturday.

Jamie Craig Magee, 30, appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court this morning after being charged by police last night.

Police initially launched a murder investigation following Mr Brown’s death.

But that investigation has now been dropped and now Magee, a member of Mr Brown’s extended family, has been charged with possession of a knife and the robbery of drugs and an undisclosed amount of cash. He emphatically denied the charges at his court appearance.

The charges related to an incident on Saturday (April 11) when the much-loved dad, brother and friend was found with a knife wound in a garden in Humber Walk. He was later taken to KGH but died at about 2am.

After a review of high-quality CCTV inside the house, officers charged Magee, 30, of no fixed abode, with the two accusations he faced at Northampton Magistrates Court this morning (Wednesday, April 15).

There was no application for bail and Magee was remanded into custody to appear before Northampton Crown Court next month.

Two men, aged 21 and 23, have been bailed in connection with drugs offences.