A MAN accused of trying to help a convicted killer escape justice has been found not guilty.

Kieron Charlett, of Balfour Road, Blackbird Leys, was cleared of perverting the course of justice by jurors at Oxford Crown Court this afternoon.

Prosecutors had alleged the 35-year-old had driven Carlos Spencer from Oxford to Birmingham while police investigated the killing of Chris Lemonius in June 2017.

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When interviewed by police Charlett accepted he had driven to Birmingham but said it was only because he was 'worried' about his friend and fearful Spencer might harm himself.

Last year four men were convicted of the murder of 27-year old Mr Lemonius who was beaten and left for dead in an alleyway in Blackbird Leys.

Rashaun Stoute, Otman Lamzini, Carlos Spencer and Conner Woodward, were all given life sentence for the brutal gang murder, while Yasine Lamzini was convicted of his manslaughter and was jailed for 10 years.