A 19-YEAR-OLD died after being stabbed in the chest, an inquest can reveal.

Joshua Harling, who lived in Headington, had been working as an accountant when he was killed ‘during an incident’ on July 22 in Thame.

At an inquest opening at Oxford Coroners Court on Thursday, the head coroner for the county, Darren Salter, said Mr Harling died on Chinnor Road after being stabbed in the evening.

In the opening statement he said: “I understand the circumstances to be that his death was sadly confirmed at the scene at 7.24pm by attending paramedics.”

At the time the road and surrounding areas were cordoned off by police officers and residents were told to stay inside.

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Thame Fire Station had said on Twitter that firefighters were at the scene of a major car accident and eye witnesses recalled seeing a car on its roof.

Days later, on July 26, 19-year-old Nathan Braim, of Broadwaters Avenue, Thame, was charged with murder.

He appeared at Oxford Crown Court on July 30, where he was given a date for a trial.

A 15-year-old boy and two 19-year-old men who were questioned for murder have been released on bail.

The purpose of a full inquest, which has not yet been scheduled, is find out the answer to four main questions: who the person was and how, when and where they came to their death.

Mr Harling's heartbroken family paid tributes to the 'charismatic and selfless' 'irreplaceable son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, friend and well-loved colleague'. - read in full here.