Blackbird Leys brawl: Tenth arrest over man's death

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

A tenth person has been arrested in connection with the death of a man following a fight in Oxford.

The brawl started in Jourdain Road, Blackbird Leys, on 1 June. Christopher Lemonius, 27, died in hospital after being found injured.

Five people have been charged with his murder. On Thursday, a 25-year-old man from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Four other people were arrested last week on suspicion of the same offence.

They are a 31-year-old woman, a 63-year-old man, a 32-year-old man, and a 56-year-old woman.

They are all from Oxford and have been released while inquiries continue.

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

All those charged with the murder of Mr Lemonius also come from Oxford, and 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.

At an inquest, Oxfordshire Coroner Darren Salter said Mr Lemonius, of Sherwood Place, Barton, died from multiple injuries.

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