A MAN charged with murdering Oxford art dealer Adrian Greenwood has been remanded in custody after appearing in court today.

Dressed in light grey jogging bottoms and a matching grey jumper, Michael

Danaher stood up at Banbury Magistrates' Court only to identify himself.

He confirmed his name, date of birth and address before being led out of the room in handcuffs by a custody officer.

The 50-year-old, of Hadrians Court, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, was remanded in custody to appear at Oxford Crown Court on Friday. 

Police confirmed this morning he had been charged on Tuesday night with the murder of 42-year-old Mr Greenwood.

The antique dealer and history writer was found with multiple stab wounds in the head and chest in the hallway of his home in 25 Iffley Road, on Thursday. 

The court staff at Banbury were made to wait six hours for Danaher's appearance yesterday after he was sent to High Wycombe Magistrates' Court in Buckinghamshire in what court staff said was a "mistake."

He eventually appeared in the court room at about 3.30pm, for just 10 minutes, after staff and lawyers had been waiting since 9.30am. 

An inquest into Mr Greenwood's death was also opened yesterday at Oxford Coroner's Court.

Oxfordshire Coroner Darren Salter said Mr Greenwood, who was single, was pronounced dead at about 3pm on Thursday by paramedics from South Central Ambulance Service shortly after being found by his cleaner, who went to the house twice a week.

Mr Greenwood was formally identified by his mother Elizabeth at the mortuary suite of the Churchill Hospital in Oxford on Monday.

Mr Salter said he would not set a date for a full inquest while a police investigation is ongoing but he would revise that decision in a few months’ time. 

Tributes have continued to be paid to Mr Greenwood in the week since his death.

Yesterday Aidan Meller, who owns Aidan Meller Galleries in Broad Street said

Mr Greenwood “came across very well” when he had met him at events.

He added: “It’s terrible what has happened. He was a very young man. 42 is no age at all.

“He came across very informed about antiques.” 

Iffley Road resident Yasmin Khaliq said she had been shocked by Mr Greenwood's death which happened just a few doors away from her home.

The 19-year-old Oxford University student said she did not know Mr Greenwood, but that she was shocked to hear of his death.

She added: “I was just sat in the living room and saw a police officer come up the street and the next thing the whole street was cordoned off. I didn’t know what had happened.

“It’s a very busy street. I didn’t know the guy. But it was quite scary.”