Man charged with robbery following Corby death

It follows an incident in Corby on Saturday night in which 40-year-old Wes Brown man died

By Stephanie Weaver
Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 8:11 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 8:12 am

Detectives have charged a man with robbery following an incident in Corby in which a man died.

Jamie Craig Magee, 30, of no fixed address, will appear before Northampton Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, April 15).

Magee was arrested early yesterday (Tuesday) by police who had been wanting to speak to him in connection with an incident in the early hours of last Saturday morning.

Police at the scene on Saturday

Police and paramedics were called to an address in Humber Close, shortly before 12.30am after reports that a man had been seriously injured.

The 40-year-old victim, Wesley Brown, died shortly before 2am that day in Kettering General Hospital.

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.

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.

Det Chief Inspector Joe Banfield, who has led a team of more than 25 officers investigating the incident, said: “Following a review of high quality CCTV inside an address in Derwent Walk, the Crown Prosecution Service has taken the decision to charge Magee with robbery.

“Northamptonshire Police is not seeking anyone else in connection with the death of Wesley Brown and a file will now be passed to HM Coroner with an inquest held at a date to be fixed.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in Corby who assisted police in this investigation over the Easter break and to the officers that worked diligently to achieve this result. ”