Man, 19, charged with murder of man, 19, stabbed to death after car crash in leafy Oxfordshire town


A MAN has been charged with the murder of a teenager who was stabbed to death after a car crash.

Josh Harling, 19, was knifed after a car was overturned in a collision in Thame, Oxfordshire shortly after 7pm on Wednesday.

Nathan Braim, also 19, is due before Oxford magistrates this morning after being charged with murder.

A 15-year-old boy from Oxfordshire and two 19-year-old men from Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire who were arrested on suspicion of murder, have all been released on conditional police bail.

Fundraising pages have been set up to support Mr Harling’s devastated family, raising thousands of pounds.

“He was so young and didn’t deserve to go this way. He deserved so much more then what he got and truly deserved a long and happy life. He was loved by so many,” one of the fundraising pages reads.

Heartbroken friends paid tribute to Mr Harling, calling him a “welcoming and caring person who made many people smile”.

“He deserved the best the world could offer and more,” a pal said.

About 200 people attended a vigil for Mr Harling at the scene of the crash on Thursday night, laying flowers and releasing balloons.

Cops have pleaded with the public not to share a video of the alleged attack.

Chief Inspector Matthew Bullivant said: “I am aware that a video capturing some of the incident may be circulating online and I ask that you please refrain from sharing this on social media.”

Police have also asked anyone with more information on the collision and stabbing to come forward.

Investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Bosley said: “We believe that there are a number of witnesses to this incident and we would ask anyone with information who has not already contacted us including anybody who may have mobile phone, dash cam or CCTV footage to contact us on 101 or alternatively information can be reported online via the Major Incident Police Portal.”

Police and fire crews were called to reports of a ‘serious’ crash last week and a car was discovered overturned on the road.

One friend, who did not want to give his name, arrived at the police cordon facing the white forensic tent and shouted out loudly: “RIP Josh, love you bruv.”

He then turned to police manning the cordon and added: “He didn’t deserve that, nobody deserves that. I heard that he was stabbed three times.”

The man then left the scene, refusing to talk to reporters or to identify himself.

One local resident, who did not wish to be named, told how money was scattered all over the road at the scene of the killing.

The sleepy town was otherwise undisturbed, with many saying they awoke to hear sirens on Wednesday night but did not see the carnage unravelling on their doorsteps.

An elderly woman, who refused to be named, said: “I woke up once last night but I thought I had just dreamed hearing all the sirens. Then I came out this morning and it was real.

“This sort of thing does not happen in Thame. We have had rowdy kids go by but there has never been any trouble.”

Neighbours in a suburban road adjacent to the scene told how the police had been deploying a drone over their gardens in the morning after the murder.


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