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Trial for man accused of GBH in Banbury and having knife in Oxford

Byoxfordnewspaper

Sep 15, 2022

An alleged attacker will stand trial next summer accused of wounding and having a knife.

Appearing before Oxford Crown Court on Wednesday afternoon, Ibrahim Lugonvu, 23, of Bulan Road, Oxford, pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and possession of a bladed article.

Prosecutors say he wounded a man in Banbury on October 15 last year.

He is then accused of being in possession of a lock knife in Alma Place, Oxford, the following day.

Judge Ian Pringle KC adjourned the case until June 26 next year. Lugonvu’s trial is expected to last between four and five days.

Lugonvu was released on bail.

Both prosecution and defence barristers appeared in court over the video link system.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.

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