A TRIAL into the alleged murder of a man in Didcot has only a 'remote possibility' of going ahead on time, a judge has warned.

Isaac Boyland, 19, of Marlborough Road, Oxford, Brookton Lagan, 18, of Robin Way, Didcot, and Taison Cyrille, also 18, of Market End Way, Bicester, are all charged with one count of murder and two counts of grievous bodily harm.

The charges are in relation to the death of Darren Maccormick, known as Dizzy, who was stabbed to death in Mendip Heights, Didcot, as well as wounding with intent, two other men in their twenties and thirties.

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The incident is alleged to have taken place on January 9 at about 3.46am.

At a pre-trial hearing at Oxford Crown Court today - the first the Oxford Mail joined remotely via Skype - presiding Judge Ian Pringle QC said that because of the current coronavirus lockdown the possibility of the trial taking place on June 15 was 'remote'.

Currently, all new jury trials in courts across the country have been temporarily suspended.

Despite the warning no alternative date was set and June 15 remains a trial fixture until further notice.