A SUSPECT accused of murdering a man in Cowley Road has denied any wrong-doing.

Rodney Brain appeared before Judge Ian Pringle QC to enter a plea at Oxford Crown Court on Friday in relation to one count of murder.

The 41-year-old, of Laurel Close in Carterton, is accused of murdering 57-year-old Graham Collier from Oxford.

Mr Collier died after sustaining serious head injuries on Cowley Road following reports of 'an altercation' in July of this year.

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At the court on Friday Brain, wearing a red Adidas branded jumper and glasses on his forehead, pleaded not guilty to the single count he faces.

A trial date was also set at the hearing for December 9.

Brain was remanded in custody in the meantime.