MICHAEL Jackson fan Debbie Longshaw is appealing for fans to join her in a rally in Oxford for the trial of the doctor accused of killing him.

Mum-of-two Ms Longshaw, 49, from Charlbury, says she is co-ordinating the rally along with members of the international Justice4MJ group from Los Angeles, who hope to stage other rallies in New York, Los Angeles, Munich, Paris and Sydney.

She said: “It has been a long wait – two years for Dr Conrad Murray to come to trial – but we fans want to make sure his trial, which is set to begin on September 20, and what really happened to Michael, is in the front of everyone’s minds.”

She added: “Our goal is no longer to bring Conrad Murray to justice. We are aware we have no influence over the justice system in LA. It is more about correcting the public’s perception of Michael, which has been distorted by the media, and maintaining his legacy.”

Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, after suffering a cardiac arrest at his Beverley Hills home.

The 50-year-old star died allegedly from an acute intoxication of Propofol which his personal doctor, Conrad Murray, stands accused of giving him.

Murray now stands accused of involuntary manslaughter.

But latest reports suggest 103 witnesses will state the doctor is innocent and the superstar’s death was not helped by his erratic behaviour and demanding personality.

Jackson visited Oxford in March 2001 to address the Oxford Union.

Hundreds of fans gathered in the city for a chance to spot their idol.

Ms Longshaw said: “Michael has a history here and I feel there will be people who will want to join me in supporting the cause for justice for him.

“Like the rallies in other cities of the world, the Oxford one will be peaceful, with people holding banners showing their love of Michael and also singing his songs.

“Obviously it will need to be organised with the police and the county council, but I hope to see hundreds of people gathering in the town centre on a date close to the start of the trial date.”

While Michael Jackson has millions of fans worldwide, Ms Longshaw admitted her search for Oxfordshire-based fans has so far drawn a blank.

“I have been on forums everywhere trying to contact Oxfordshire-based fans, without any luck so far. There must be some out there. I’ll be waiting to hear from them.”

Ms Longshaw can be contacted via her email address debbii1000@gmail.com or via her Facebook page