A TRIAL into an alleged attempted rape at an Oxford house has entered its closing stages.

Khaled Meridja, 28, of Brampton Road, Oxford, denies one count of attempted rape, one of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two of sexual assault.

At the beginning of his trial at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday jurors were told how the alleged victim was pushed against a wall and 'strangled' during the rape bid.

Prosecutors claim that the alleged victim was out in Oxford with a friend on the night of October 21 last year.

The pair first went to Euro Bar before moving on to JT’s Cocktail Bar & Club.

It was not long after this, jurors were told, in the early hours of the following morning that they met Meridja, neither having met him before.

Read again: A report from the first day of the trial earlier this week

Prosecutors said that they then all went back to Meridja’s home which is where the alleged assaults and attempted rape is said to have taken place.

Jurors saw a recorded police interview with the alleged victim who described the alleged rape bid and sexual assaults while she was upstairs in the house.

As the trial continued at court today jurors heard closing arguments from both the prosecution and the defence team representing Meridja.

Next jurors will retire to consider their verdicts when court resumes on Tuesday.

Meridja denies all the charges against him and the trial continues.