THE KILLER who brutally stabbed a 16-year-old to death in Oxford has still not faced justice, two years on since the murder investigation was launched.

Thames Valley Police dropped their murder probe into the death of Harun Jama, from Birmingham, in November after a lack of evidence.

The force made a decision to shelve the case, until new evidence comes to light.

Yesterday marked two years since the teenager was stabbed under a footbridge in Friars Wharf, next to the River Thames, shortly before 8pm on January 3, 2018.

At the time one person who witnessed the aftermath of the attack told the Oxford Mail he saw a group of runners fighting to save the teenager's life by giving him CPR.

However, despite their efforts, Harun later died in hospital.

Only months later Harun's mother, Hibo Fidow, joined detectives to renew their appeal and urge anybody with the 'missing piece of the jigsaw' to come forward and help close the case.

She described him as a typical teenager with a passion for football and dreams of becoming an engineer.

And at the time the team of officers investigating the murder revealed they may just be a single step away from cracking the case.

But since that appeal several arrests have been made – but there was no sufficient evidence that any of them were involved.

Most recently a 34-year-old man was arrested in Liverpool on September 6.

He was questioned by police before being let go on bail until October.

In October his bail was extended again until November, before he was released without any charge.

Police have now passed on a file to the coroner, who will decide the cause of Harun's death.

Anybody who has information on the incident should contact police on 101, or anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.