POLICE have released CCTV footage showing a 'murder victim's' last hours in Oxford city centre.

Jorge Carreno, a 30-year-old Spanish man, was found dead at Parsons Pleasure on July 26, 2021, after a night out with friends and colleagues. 

Over two years later in August 2023, following a tip-off, Thames Valley Police arrested 25-year-old Scarlet Blake, of Crotch Crescent, Marston, and she was charged with Mr Carreno's murder.

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She is now standing trial at Oxford Crown Court where the Crown Prosecution Service has alleged she strangled Mr Carreno before pushing him into the water.

Prosecutor Alison Morgan KC has told a jury that Blake was walking through the streets of Oxford in the early hours of Sunday, July 25 when she came across Mr Carreno in Radcliffe Square. 

It is not believed the pair knew each other.

Mr Carreno was seen on CCTV walking from the Cow and Creek pub and around the city centre from about 2am to 4am, searching for his home address on his phone as well as using a dating app.

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He can been seen in Radcliffe Square when a 'mysterious figure' approaches him and the pair walk off together in the direction of the popular bathing spot.

The prosecution claim this figure is Blake and was out 'looking for a victim' when she found Mr Carreno.

CCTV footage was shown to a 12-strong jury at the start of the trial last week.