Fourth man charged with murder, detectives quiz another following Northampton stabbing

First three charged due to appear at Crown Court today

By Kevin Nicholls
Monday, 21st December 2020, 7:10 am
Christopher Allbury-Burridge died following a stab wound at his home in Raeburn Road last Friday
Christopher Allbury-Burridge died following a stab wound at his home in Raeburn Road last Friday

Detectives have charged a fourth man with murdering Christopher Allbury-Burridge in Northampton.

Rakeem Leandre, from Brewers Court in Norwich, will appear at Northampton Magistrates’ Court today (Monday).

Leandre, aged 25, was arrested in Norwich on Friday, a week after Mr Allbury-Burridge died following a stab wound to his chest at his home Raeburn Road, Kingsley, just after 2.10am on Friday, December 11.

In addition, a fifth man aged 22 was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob in connection with the murder in Blackpool on Saturday.

Three men from East London have already been charged with the 33-year-old's murder following their arrest on Wednesday.

Calum Farquhar, 23, of Liverpool Road, Leyton; 25-year-old Joel Cyrus, of Whitney Road, also in Leyton; and Jordan Khareem Parker, 24, of Chingford Road, Walthamstow are all due to appear at Northampton Crown Court today (Monday).

Parker is further accused of possessing a knife and all three have also been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery connected with the incident at Raeburn Road.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "Detectives are continuing to work around the clock on this investigation.

"Anyone who has any information and has not yet come forward is encouraged to do so and should call 101 using incident number 20000653464. Alternatively, if they would prefer to remain anonymous, they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111."

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