A JURY heard a woman accused of murder did not respond to police appeals as it ‘wouldn’t have changed the outcome’ of the ‘victim’s’ inquest.

Scarlet Blake, now 26, is on trial at Oxford Crown Court charged with the murder of Jorge Carreno, a 30-year-old Spanish man.

She is accused of allegedly strangling him at Parsons Pleasure in the early hours of July 25, 2021 before pushing him in the water – which she denies.

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Giving evidence on the stand at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday (February 20), Blake was asked why she didn’t tell police she was the ‘mystery figure’ in the CCTV footage who was spotted with Mr Carreno in Radcliffe Square at 4am.

Blake said: “I didn't say I was wholly good. If I was assisting the police it would still be the same, a narrative conclusion was reached.

“All I can say was I was the person who was there and I walked away.”

Oxford Mail: Blake also told a jury that her ex-girlfriend, Ashylnn Bell, had told her to kill someone for her own sexual gratification which is why Blake made an alleged fake confession to killing Mr Carreno.

She said she couldn’t respond to police appeals in case the press identified as a witness.

If Miss Bell found out she lying, she would be ‘harmed’, Blake told the court.

Prosecutor Alison Morgan KC asked Blake why she didn’t then admit the ‘confession’ was a ‘lie’ when she was in the ‘safety of the police station’.

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Blake said: "I was mostly trying not to have a giant panic attack because I was arrested for a murder I didn't commit.

“I was sleep deprived from working long hours at a new job and I was having withdrawal from nicotine and I had a lawyer that advised me not to do anything."

When asked why she was wearing a mask in the CCTV footage with Mr Carreno, Blake said she was concerned about the Covid pandemic and was ‘outraged at the lack of speedy response from the Government’ in March 2020.

Ms Morgan KC then showed Blake a photograph of her at a goth-themed club night out on March 21, 2021 at a venue called Intrusion in Oxford.

Ms Morgan KC asked: "You must have been outraged at the lack of an early lockdown?”

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Blake replied: "It was less about the early lockdown but the production of personal protection equipment.

"I'm outraged but I'm not delusional in my ability to help. Me staying home for one night isn't going to solve it.”

The trial continues.