Life for man found guilty of murdering Oxford teenager

A man found guilty of the murder of Oxford teenager Connor Tremble has been jailed for life.

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Man jailed for life for murdering Connor Tremble

He was looking forward to celebrating his 18th birthday - a special milestone he would never reach.

Connor Tremble's life was brutally cut short by his girlfriend's ex lover in a jealous rage. Today that man was jailed for life.

Will Blencowe repeatedly stabbed Connor at his flat in Oxford in February in what's been described as a carefully planned attack. Cary Johnston was in court when the judge passed sentence.


Tribute: 'In his short life Connor touched many lives'

The father of Connor Tremble, 17, who was fatally stabbed in Oxford in February has issued a tribute to his son. The statement follows the sentencing of the teenager's killer to a minimum of twenty-three years behind bars.

Connor Tremble died after being stabbed in February

“Will Blencowe admitted killing Connor. Then made up a pack of lies to blacken Connor’s name and justify the brutal premeditated crime.

“Our family is grateful that the jury saw through these lies and gave Connor the justice he deserved.

“Our thanks go to the paramedics and staff of the JR2 Adult Intensive Care Unit for their valiant efforts to save Connor’s life.

“Our family also thanks Thames Valley Police, the DPP and Richard Barton for bringing Blencowe to justice.

“Our special thanks go to the family liaison officers DC Claire Routledge and Katy Datchler for their care and support over these last months.

“In his short life Connor touched many lives. He will be greatly missed and always remembered.”

– Martin Smith, Connor Tremble's father

Life for man who murdered ex-girlfriend's new partner

William Blencowe has been jailed for life for the murder of seventeen-year-old Connor Tremble. Credit: Thames Valley Police

Twenty-one year-old William Blencowe has been jailed for life for the murder of seventeen-year-old Connor Tremble. The teenager from Oxford was stabbed at a property in Fairacres Road in the city on 13th February. He died in hospital two days later.

Blencowe, who is from Banbury, will serve a minimum of twenty three years behind bars. He was found guilty at Oxford Crown Court yesterday.

Two other defendants: Bradley Jones, 21, of New Road, Bledington, and Grant Clemens, 24, of Stockwells, Moreton-in-Marsh - who were on trial alongside Blencowe - both accused of perverting the course of justice, were both found not guilty.

Connor Tremble died two days after being stabbed in Oxford

“This sentence reflects the severity of the crime Blencowe has committed.

“Throughout this process Blencowe has shown no remorse for his actions which lead to 17-year-old Connor’s death.

“Blencowe has not done anything to help police with the investigation and he will now have a long time in prison to reflect upon his actions.”

– Det Ch Insp Mark Glover, Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit


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