THREE people charged with murdering a man in East Oxford appeared in court yesterday.

Denis Witney, 39, was found dying in St Clement’s Street, East Oxford, on November 9 last year.

He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital, but died soon afterwards.

Daniel McCollin, 30, of Blay Close, Blackbird Leys, Wayne Cattell, 36, of Mortimer Road, Rose Hill, and Joanne Moriarty, 29, also of Mortimer Road, have all been charged with his murder.

They appeared at Oxford Crown Court to set a trial date and for matters related to the amount of time they spent in custody to be dealt with. The three will appear again in court next Friday, when a plea and case management hearing will take place. They were all remanded in custody until that time.

A preliminary trial date for July 9.