Corby murder victim named as arrested pair are released

A post mortem has revealed he was stabbed

Monday, 13th April 2020, 7:07 pm

The man who was killed in the early hours of Saturday morning in Corby has been named as 40-year-old Wes Brown.

Friends and relatives have paid tribute to Wes on social media, saying they cannot believe he is gone.

The former Lodge Park pupil was killed in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police have searched several addresses around the Shire Lodge area including properties in Derwent Walk and Humber Walk.

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Wes Brown died in the early hours of Saturday morning

Two men have been released from people custody and police say they are now searching for a third suspect.

The East Midlands Special Operations Major Crime Unit is running the case, with about 25 officers working on it.

Wes, aged 40, of no fixed address, died in Kettering General Hospital shortly before 2am on Saturday, April 11

A post-mortem investigation carried out by a Home Office pathologist on Saturday evening revealed Mr Brown had died as a result of a stab wound.

On Saturday afternoon two Corby men, aged 23 and 21, were arrested on suspicion of murder by police.

Both men have now been released without charge, but have been bailed in relation to separate suspected drugs offences.

More than 25 officers have been working over the Easter weekend, conducting searches at a number of locations in the area, including an address in nearby Derwent Walk, and carrying out door-to-door inquiries

Senior Investigating Officer, Det Chief Inspector Joe Banfield, from the East Midland Special Operations Unit’s Major Crime Team, said: “This remains a fast-moving investigation during which we have now identified a third potential suspect and we are focusing our efforts on arresting that individual and bringing them to justice.”

“Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 17 of April 11, 2020.”