A man has walked free from court after a jury found him not guilty of stabbing another man to death outside Blackbird Leys Community Centre.

Police at the Blackbird Leys community centre after the stabbing

After the verdict, police appealed for more witnesses to come forward to help them trace the killer of Mosheanyo Cameron.

Earlier a jury had taken just over two and a half hours to decide Kirk Morgan, 24, of no fixed abode, was not guilty of stabbing Mr Cameron to death.

Mr Morgan's supporters cheered loudly when the verdict was announced. He sat in the dock with his head in his hands and later declared to waiting reporters: "I'm free and I believe in God."

Following the majority verdict, Mr Cameron's family declined to comment.

Mr Morgan had been accused of stabbing Mr Cameron following a row on April 30. Mr Cameron died of a stab wound which penetrated his heart.

After the trial, Det Chief Insp Dave Lewis said: "My thoughts are with the family of Mr Cameron at this difficult time.

"I am disappointed for them that this verdict leaves some unresolved questions for Mr Cameron's family.

"I would like to thank all the officers who contributed to this investigation for their hard work and commitment.

"I am convinced that there are still people out there who know what happened on April 30 last year. "Only a handful of people came forward to give evidence in this trial and I believe that there are people who saw what happened who have not come forward.

"If you have information then it is still not too late to come forward.

"I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to do so and assure you that you will have the full backing and support of the police."

After the killing, rumours spread that the death was a result of a drug or gang war, but they were strongly denied by police.

Mr Lewis told residents he thought the murder was an isolated incident and not the start of another chapter in the Oxford estate's troubled history.

During the trial the jury heard that the two men had known each other in Jamaica before coming to Britain. The prosecution alleged there had been a history of problems between the pair and a fortnight before the killing they had argued - although it was never said about what - and Mr Morgan had been heard threatening to kill Mr Cameron.

On the day he died Mr Cameron had gone to the community centre to play pool, after which he went outside to smoke cannabis with a group of men. Mr Morgan heard that the group had been talking about him and a fight broke out during which Mr Cameron was stabbed.

Anyone with any information about the killing can call Mr Lewis on 08458 505505 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.