A MAN accused of lying to police about an alleged murder in his back garden told jurors he didn't see anything happen inside his house and he carried on watching TV throughout the onslaught.

One of the men charged in connection with the killing of Christopher Lemonius on June 1 last year - 69-year old Allal Lamzini of Jourdain Road, took to the witness box as the murder trial at Oxford Crown Court continued yesterday.

Lamzini, together with three others - Yamina Lamzini, Saffon Fakir, and a 17-year-old boy are not charged with murder and deny charges of perverting the court of justice following the police investigation.

Prosecutors maintain that Lamzini lied to police who were investigating the apparent killing by a gang of men at his back garden and adjoining alleyway while he was at home together with his wife Yamina.

Answering questions from his defence barrister Mozammel Hossain, Lamzini said that he first heard 'noises' coming from outside shortly after 11pm which he described as 'human' but could not tell if they were male or female.

He said: "My wife gout out [of the living room], she went to the kitchen and she came back. It was probably seconds, in and out.

"[The noise] seems different but she didn't say anything else."

Asked what he would have done if he had seen a 'brutal attack' involving his two sons he answered: "I would have called the police if anything like that happened."

He added: "I have not been brought up that way, to be a liar."

Meanwhile, Yamina Lamzini and Saffon Fakir both declined to take to the witness box yesterday.

Instead, Fakir's defence team read out character references attesting to his good character within the community.

One reference read out to jurors said that Fakir was 'sincere, dependable and a good family man' as well as a 'good person of integrity'.

In the same trial six men deny murder - Yasine Lamzini, Otman Lamzini, Rashaun Stoute, Yousef Koudoua, Connor Woodward and Carlos Spencer.

The final evidence has now concluded in the ongoing trial, and prosecution and defence barristers will now begin to deliver their closing speeches from next week.