Connor trial: Blencowe 'a dangerous young man who tried to humiliate his victim'

Connor Tremble

Connor Tremble

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A BARRISTER has described the killer of Connor Tremble as "a very dangerous young man" who tried to humiliate his victim.

This afternoon Will Blencowe, of Oxford Road, Banbury, was cross examined by prosecutor Richard Barton at Oxford Crown Court.

The 21-year-old had earlier described arriving at Connor's flat in Fairacres Road, Oxford, at about 6.30pm on February 13 this year.

He told the jury this morning that the 17-year-old confronted him with a knife in his hand and claimed he acted in self defence when he stabbed Connor 15 times.

He also said he was suffering from a mental condition and couldn't control his actions.

But Mr Barton told him the attack had been "deliberate" and wounds appeared to have been inflicted while Connor was lying face down on the carpet, including six to his buttocks.

He said: "Were you trying to damage his body in a humiliating way?"

Blencowe said: "No."

Mr Barton asked: "Was it effectively a ritual punishment that you were meting out. Like a gangster against his love rival?"

The witness said: "No."

Later Mr Barton asked him: "Can you point to anything you did that day that is not consistent with you planning and carrying out a deliberate execution?"

Blencowe said he had not avoided any of the CCTV cameras that picked him up during the day.

He said: "I wasn't exactly trying to hide, was I?"

The barrister told him: "You are a very dangerous young man, still unable to face responsibility for what you did, aren't you Mr Blencowe?"

The defendant replied: "No I'm facing responsibility for what I did."

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.

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