Oliver Saxby QC Opens for Crown in Oxford Rare-Bookseller Murder Trial

October 5, 2016

Oliver Saxby QC, instructed by Thames and Chiltern CPS, opened for the Crown yesterday in the trial of Michael Danaher, a 50-year old man charged with the murder of a rare book-seller called Adrian Greenwood, who lived on his own in Iffley Rd, Oxford. On 6th April 2016 Mr Danaher went to Mr Greenwood’s address, apparently on the pretext of buying some books Mr Greenwood had for sale. Once inside, he killed him – stabbing him a number of times to the chest and neck. Before leaving, Mr Danaher helped himself to various items belonging to Mr Greenwood, including a first edition of ‘The Wind in the Willows‘ – valued at £50,000. Mr Danaher admits killing Mr Greenwood but says he was acting in self-defence.

The trial, at Oxford Crown Court, is expected to take 3 weeks.

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