Thame murders: Man appears in court

Michala Gol and her husband Ensar who stands accused of murdering her and her mother Julie Sahin
Michala Gol and her husband Ensar who stands accused of murdering her and her mother Julie Sahin

THE man accused of stabbing his wife and mother-in-law in Thame has appeared before court.

Ensar Gol, 21, appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday morning where he was charged with murdering his wife Michala Gol, nee Burgess-Hall, 28, and her mother Julie Sahin at their house in Ireton Court.

Michala and Ensar and Julie Sahin.''Ensar Gol stands accused of murdering wife Michala and her mother Julie Sahin.

Michala and Ensar and Julie Sahin.''Ensar Gol stands accused of murdering wife Michala and her mother Julie Sahin.

Gol, who is a Turkish national, also stands accused of the attempted murder of family friend 19-year-old Casey Wilson now in hospital recovering from her injuries.

Police were called to the house at around 2.30am on Sunday morning where they discovered the two bodies.

Gol was arrested in the town centre 45 minutes later.

Earlier this week a close friend of the family paid tribute to Michala.

Elaine Gadney, 66, lives on nearby Roundhead Drive, said: “Michala and my daughter were very close, they were like sisters.”

Mrs Gadney’s daughter Alyson, 35, worked with Michala for many years at Thame’s Burger King.

“Michala was really good to us. Her and Alyson worked together for at least ten years. My husband is disabled and she used to give me lifts.”

Julie Sahin is said to have worked at the Little Chef in the same service station.

This week the building was shut due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ with an anonymous source saying it is likely to remain closed for a number of days.

Julie was originally from Sheffield but has been living in Oxfordshire with Michala and her family since at least 2005.

One neighbour said: “I was woken up by someone screaming but shortly afterwards there was talking so we assumed it had been a dispute which had quietened down, so we went back to sleep.

“Later that night we were woken by a police helicopter flying overhead and an ambulance outside the house.

“We didn’t know what had happened until the next morning.”