Peterborough man to stand trial for murder of Oxford historian

A 50-year-old man from Peterborough has appeared in court charged with the murder of a respected historian.

Friday, 15th April 2016, 11:07 am
Updated Friday, 15th April 2016, 11:13 am
Police investigating the death of Adrian Greenwood, who found stabbed in his Oxford home, search the home of Michael Danaher (aged 50) Hadrians Court, Peterborough., Hadrians Court, Peterborough 13/04/2016. Picture by Terry Harris. THA

The body of Adrian Greenwood, 42, was found with stab wounds at his home in Iffley Road, Oxford, last Thursday.

The Oxford-educated academic, who also dealt in antiques and collected Harry Potter books, was discovered in his hallway.

Prosecutor Michael Roques told a hearing at Oxford Crown Court that the cause of Mr Greenwood’s death was multiple stab wounds to the chest and neck.

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Adrian Greenwood who was found stabbed to death following a "vicious and sustained attack". Photo: PA POLICE_Greenwood_111350.JPG

Michael Danaher, of Hadrians Court, Peterborough, appeared in court via video-link and was remanded in custody until his next hearing on July 1.

A trial, expected to last 10 days, is due to start on October 3.

Adrian Greenwood who was found stabbed to death following a "vicious and sustained attack". Photo: PA POLICE_Greenwood_111350.JPG