Man tells of attack in Cowley brawl trial

The Oxford Times: . .

A MAN caught up in a brawl outside an Oxford takeaway has described being hit by a car and waking up in hospital.

Yesterday Dexter Williams, of Coriander Way, Greater Leys, gave evidence at Oxford Crown Court during his trial for violent disorder and possessing an offensive weapon.

He is alleged to have participated in a fight in front of the Taste of Jamaica in Cowley Road on July 29 2013.

The 24-year-old is accused along with Adam Doyle, 27, of Ladder Hill, Wheatley, Waqas Khan, 20, of Furlong Close, Oxford, and Andre Hurst, 25, of Broad Street, Banbury. All four men deny one count of violent disorder and one count of possessing offensive weapons.

Williams said he had run out of the takeaway and felt someone attacking him from behind, so turned and grabbed Doyle in a “bear hug”.

He said: “Like the car, I don’t see it, but I could hear someone driving. I don’t feel it, I just remember when I’m in the air I can see the floor.

“I don’t remember waking, but when you go underwater and come back up, it was like that. I was in a hospital.”

The trial continues.

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