Man charged with murder

A 24 year old's been charged with murder after a man was found with serious head injuries in a stairwell near flats in Banbury.

Twenty five year old Paul Howkins, who lived in the Hardwick area, was found badly hurt in Ruscote Arcade on Longelandes Way just after 11pm on Monday 8 March 2010.  He was taken to Banbury's Horton Hospital, where he died a few hours later.

Antony Bebbington, 24, who lives in Ruscote Arcade, has been charged with murder and appeared before magistrates in Banbury on Thursday 11 March.  He's due to appear before Oxford Crown Court on Friday 12 March.

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