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8 February 2019, 15:11 | Updated: 8 February 2019, 15:16
The family of a young man who was killed in Northampton last week, have paid tribute to him.
Reece Ottaway (pictured), 23, was died from a stab wound at an address in Byfield Road, St James, in Northampton, in the early hours of Friday, February 1st.
Five people have been currently been charged with his murder.
Today (Friday 8th February), his Reece's family have paid tribute to him with this statement released via Northamptonshire Police:
"Reece was a son, a brother, a nephew, a grandson and was also soon to be an uncle. Reece was also a friend to many, many people.
What has happened to Reece will haunt us for the rest of our lives; we do not know how we will live without him.
Those who knew Reece knew just how much of a loving heart he had. He was looked up to by his younger siblings and all they know is that they will never see Reece again.
We would like to place on record our thanks to everyone who has expressed sympathy; your support has been extraordinary.
We would also like to place on record our thanks to everyone involved in helping the police with their enquiries.
We hope that justice will be served in the right way.
We would like to thank the police for their hard work. We know it has been very demanding physically and emotionally, and our thoughts go out to those that witnessed the aftermath of Reece’s death.
If you have any information that could help the police, please come forward. Nobody deserves what happened to Reece."