A man arrested in connection with last Friday’s fatal stabbing has been bailed.

The 40-year-old was arrested on Sunday afternoon on suspicion of assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice.

It followed the alleged murder of Lee Butler, 39, in Bayswater Road on Friday night. The Barton man, described by his family as a ‘gentle giant’, was stabbed in the chest and died at the scene.


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Thames Valley Police has confirmed that the man arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice has now been released on police bail. The man, who has not been charged, is expected to return to the police station on November 4.

This morning, Lewis Brown, 20, appeared before Oxford Crown Court charged with Mr Butler’s murder. He did not enter a plea to the allegation and a trial date was provisionally set for March next year.