Northamptonshire man appears in court to face murder charge

Timothy Keam
Timothy Keam

A man charged with murdering a 48-year-old has appeared before Northampton Magistrates’ Court.

Kristian Kopco, aged 21, of Adnitt Road, Northampton, is charged with the murder of Timothy Keam in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

His address was given as Sears House, where the body of the victim was found by officers at around 3.30am.

Mr Keam also lived in Sears House.

Wearing a dark t-shirt, Kopco appeared before court shortly after 2pm and spoke only to confirm his name and address.

He entered no bail application and the case will now be heard at Northampton Crown Court next week.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Behan, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), said: “From myself, Northamptonshire Police and the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), we offer our sincere condolences to Mr Keam’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“Enquiries are ongoing and we are still appealing for anyone with information to contact us.

“This is an isolated incident and we continue to strive to make Northamptonshire a safer place.”

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.