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Blackbird Leys murder-accused five appear in court

Crime scene in Blackbird Leys Image copyright EPA
Image caption Police officers found Christopher Lemonius with serious injuries at the scene

Four men and a teenage boy have appeared in court charged with the murder of a man who died following a fight in Oxford.

The brawl broke out at about 23:00 BST on Thursday in the Jourdain Road area of Blackbird Leys.

Christopher Lemonius, 27, was found at the scene with serious injuries and later died in hospital, police said.

All five have been remanded in custody and are due to appear at Oxford Crown Court on Wednesday.

A sixth man was earlier released without charge.

Image caption The brawl broke out on Thursday in the Jourdain Road area of Blackbird Leys

Those charged are all from Oxford.

In addition to the 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named because of his age, they are:

  • Yousef Koudoua, 27, of Balfour Road
  • Yasine Lamzini, 19, of Jourdain Road
  • Rashaun Stoute, 23, of Church Cowley Road
  • Connor Woodward, 24, of Haldene Road
Image caption There was an increased police presence in the area following the murder

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