THE brother of a man accused of aiding alleged murderer Will Blencowe has described handing over his trainers on the night Connor Tremble was killed.
Declan Clemens, of Stockwells, Moreton-in-Marsh, gave evidence this morning at Oxford Crown Court about the evening of February 13.
The 19-year-old said at about 8pm his older brother Grant let Bradley Jones and Will Blencowe into their house and he heard them talking in "hushed tones" downstairs.
Declan said he then heard the shower running and a short time later his brother came into his bedroom and asked to borrow his Adidas trainers.
He said: "(Grant) said 'I need to borrow your trainers'.
"I said no, and he offered me two (cannabis) reefers for them, so I said yes."
Asked why he thought Grant needed them he replied: "I didn't really want to know."
Asked if he is angry with his brother for getting involved, he replied: "No. He was just helping his mate out."
Blencowe, of Oxford Road, Banbury, admits inflicting the fatal injuries on Connor Tremble, but claims he acted in self-defence and denies murder.
The prosecution alleges he killed Connor because the teenager was seeing his ex-girlfriend, Aimee Harrison.
Bradley Jones, 21, of New Road, Bledington, and Grant Clemens, 23, of Stockwells, Moreton-in-Marsh, are also on trial and both deny perverting the course of justice.
The trial continues.
- Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? We are running a service covering this trial as well as our normal News and Sport services. Text CONNOR or NEWS or SPORT or a combination of all three depending on which services you want, plus your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone's contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.
Our top stories
'Major hope' that Caterham factory in Leafield could re-open despite F1 team also going into administration
1:34pm Friday 24th October 2014
ADMINISTRATORS have been handed full management responsibility for the Caterham Formula One team in a bid to find a new buyer.
11:40am Friday 24th October 2014
HUNDREDS of people have gathered outside St Mary Magdalene's church in Woodstock to pay their respects to the 11th Duke of Marlborough.
1:01pm Friday 24th October 2014
AN ELDERLY woman was taken to hospital after two cars crashed on the A4074.
9:30am Friday 24th October 2014
James Roberts is in no mood to rest on his laurels as the young Oxford United striker looks to feature in a fourth successive game when they visit Carlisle United tomorrow.
7:00am Friday 24th October 2014
A £110m cancer research centre is planned for Headington to study pioneering treatment with hundreds of county patients.
6:30am Friday 24th October 2014
MULTIPLE roadworks that cause city traffic gridlock are “worth it”, a minister has said.