A Marlow Bottom teenager charged with murder will next appear at court with a co-defendant.

Benjamin Eyles was charged last week with murdering 19-year-old accountant Joshua Harling, from Oxford, on July 22 this year in Thame.

Eyles, 19, was also charged with ‘conspiring to cause grievous bodily harm with intent’ alongside Nathan Braim in Elms Park in Thame on July 18.

At Oxford Magistrates Court last Wednesday, Eyles, of Monks Hollow, Marlow Bottom, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address.

He was wearing a grey fleece and black jogging bottoms with stripes down the sides.

During the hearing he winked at his crying father and nodded to the district judge who told thim that the charge was so serious it could only be heard at Crown Court.

He appeared at Oxford Crown Court on Friday but was ramanded in custody until he next appears at court with Braim, of Broadwaters Avenue, Thame on January 4 next year.

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Mr Harling, who lived in Headington in Oxfordshire, had been working as an accountant when was stabbed in the chest on July 22.

Firefighters also responded to a car crash in Thame that night which is understood to be connected.

A 16-year-old boy from Oxfordshire, who was 15 at the time and previously arrested on suspicion of murder, remains on bail until October 22.

A 19-year-old man from Oxfordshire who was also arrested on suspicion of murder has now been released with no further action.