Five people charged with murder - Blackbird Leys, Oxford

06/06/2017

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge five people with the murder of a man in Blackbird Leys, Oxford.

The five people, who were charged this morning, Tuesday, 6 June 2017, with murder are as follows:

  • Yousef Koudoua, aged 27, of Balfour Road, Oxford
  • Yasine Lamzini, aged 19, of Jourdain Road, Oxford
  • Rashaun Stoute, aged 23, of Church Cowley Road, Oxford
  • Connor Woodward, aged 24, of Haldene Road, Oxford
  • A 16-year-old boy from Oxford, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against five people.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge the five people with murder.

"The charges are in connection with the death of Christopher Lemonius, aged 27, from Oxford, who was found with serious injuries in the Jourdain Road area of Blackbird Leys, Oxford at about 11pm on Thursday, 1 June 2017. He was taken to hospital for treatment, where he sadly died.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

The five people charged were remanded in police custody to appear at Oxford Magistrates' Court this morning, Tuesday, 6 June 2017.

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