THE trial of a man accused of stabbing a woman after she declined him sex has entered its closing stages.

Risman Naitsoka claimed the woman ‘stabbed herself’ and said she would try to frame him for the knife attack.

The 39-year-old of Grove Street, Wantage, is currently on trial faced with one count of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

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Prosecutors at Oxford Crown Court claim that the stabbing took place on Tuesday, November 5, last year at an address in Wantage.

Naitsoka had been in a ‘romantic relationship’ with his alleged victim - which was described in court as ‘tempestuous.’

While at her home, Naitsoka propositioned the woman for sex, jurors were told, which she declined.

Prosecutor Julian Lynch said: “At that stage [he] begins to shout at her, calls her names, accusing her of sleeping with other men.”

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The woman then asked Naitsoka to leave, prosecutors claim, and it was after this that the alleged stabbing took place.

The jury was told that Naitsoka produced a knife belonging to the woman and from the kitchen, before stabbing her in the top left side of her chest.

Naitsoka later claimed that the woman ‘stabbed herself’ and he denies any wrong-doing.

Jurors heard closing speeches from both sides yesterday and the case is expected to resume on Monday.