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Blackbird Leys fatal brawl: Woman arrested

Crime scene in Blackbird Leys
Image caption The brawl broke out in the Jourdain Road area of Blackbird Leys

A woman has been arrested as part of an investigation into the death of a man who died after a fight in Oxford.

A brawl broke out on 1 June in Jourdain Road, Blackbird Leys. Christopher Lemonius, 27, was found injured at the scene and died in hospital.

Four men and a boy have been charged with his murder.

On Wednesday a 31-year-old woman from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and is in police custody.

She joins a 63-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman, from Oxford, who were arrested on Tuesday, also on suspicion of assisting an offender, but who have since been released under investigation.

A series of 999 calls were made after 23:00 BST on the night Mr Lemonius died about a group of men fighting, Oxford Coroner's Court heard on Wednesday.

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Image caption Police officers found Christopher Lemonius with serious injuries at the scene

The suspects, from Oxford, who have been charged with murder, 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

They appeared at Oxford Crown Court on 7 June and were remanded in custody. They are next due to appear in court on 2 October.

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