Blackbird Leys fatal brawl: Police make further arrests

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

Two more people have been arrested over 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 so far been charged with his murder.

A 63-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman, both from Oxford, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

They have been released while inquiries continue, Thames Valley Police said.

Earlier, at an inquest at Oxford Coroner's Court, coroner Darren Salter said Mr Lemonius, of Sherwood Place, Barton, had died from multiple injuries.

A series of 999 calls were made after 23:00 BST on the night he died about a group of men fighting, the court heard.

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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 have been remanded in custody. They are next due to appear in court on 2 October.

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