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Man charged with murder over Oxford stabbing of boy

Friars Wharf
Image caption The police cordon around Friars Wharf has now been lifted

A man has been charged with the murder of a 16-year-old boy found stabbed in Oxford.

The teenage boy, Harun Jama, from the Birmingham area, was found near a children's playground in Friars Wharf, at 19:55 GMT on Wednesday.

Craig Ford, 33, of Luther Street, Oxford, has been charged with murder.

He is also accused of robbery, possession of a bladed article and possession with intent to supply class A drugs, police said.

Alice Ashcroft, 25, of Luther Street, Oxford, has been charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Both of the accused appeared at Oxford Magistrates' Court earlier, and are now due at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday.

A post-mortem examination found the teenager's cause of death to be stab wounds to the abdomen, leg and chest.

Police said a watch put in place at the scene of the stabbing had now been lifted and footbridges in the area had been re-opened.

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