Teenage Banbury boy acquitted of all charges in connection with Oxford killing

A teenage Banbury boy has been acquitted of all charges in connection with a killing in Oxford.

By Matt Elofson
Thursday, 4th February 2021, 6:08 pm

The 16-year-old boy was due to stand in a manslaughter trial but all charges against him were dropped.

A 17-year-old from Milton Keynes, who cannot be named for legal reasons due to his age, was convicted of manslaughter at the trial today (Thursday February 4) at Oxford Crown Court.

A murder trial was due to take place later this month; however a guilty plea was entered for manslaughter, which has been accepted by the prosecution.

A teenage Banbury boy has been acquitted of all charges in connection with a killing in Oxford.

The conviction is connection to the death of 43-year-old Robin Williamson in Oxford.

Mr Williamson was assaulted and stabbed with a screwdriver in an incident on October 27, 2019 in Wood Farm, Oxford. He died on November 12, 2019, with a post-mortem later revealing his death was as a result of the assault.

The 17-year-old will be sentenced on March 1 at Oxford Crown Court.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Bosley, said: “Our thoughts, as ever remain with the family and friends of Mr Williamson who tragically lost his life.

“On consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service and with support from the victim’s family, a plea of manslaughter has been accepted.

“The offender in this crime has admitted his involvement in the death of Mr Williamson.

“I would like to thank the family for their support throughout our investigation and I hope that this conviction gives them some closure and solace following the death their loved one.”