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Five accused of Blackbird Leys brawl 'murder' 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 boy have appeared in court charged with murdering a man who died after a fight in Oxford.

The brawl broke out on Thursday night in the Jourdain Road area of Blackbird Leys.

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

All five appeared at Oxford Crown Court and have been remanded in custody. They are next due to appear in court on 2 October.

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

All the suspects, from Oxford, are charged with murder. 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
  • A 16-year-old boy who cannot be named

A sixth man was earlier released without charge.

Image caption There was an increased police presence in the area following the attack

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