Thursday, November 28, 2019

Three teens admit threatening lesbian couple who refused to perform sex act on bus

The pair had been on a night bus in Camden, north London, when they were confronted by the youths in the early hours of May 30 this year.

The 28-year-old woman shared a photo of herself and her date covered in blood after the incident which was reported across the globe.

The teenagers, aged 15, 16 and 17, appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Thursday after previously denying charges of harassment by using threatening or abusive words or behaviour

Highbury Corner Youth Court previously heard the two women were surrounded by the boys, hit with coins and subjected to sexual gestures after they refused to perform a sex act.

Prosecutor Saira Khan told Highbury Corner Youth Court: "There is targeted behaviour towards both complainants and that does relate to their sexual orientation."

Before the trial on Thursday which was expected to last two days, all the teenagers who cannot be identified for legal reasons, admitted the public order offences.

The attackers began the assault by asking if the women "scissored", the court heard.

They surrounded the women and one of them made a scissoring gesture with his fingers as they threw coins and tried to make the couple kiss for them.

Prosecutor Saira Khan told the court the teenagers each played different roles during the nine-minute incident, which was recorded on CCTV.

The 16-year-old admitted stealing a brown handbag belonging to the 28-year-old woman and illegally handling a Google Pixel 2 XL phone worth £300.

The 15-year-old denied retaining stolen property, namely one of the women's bank card.

Charges were dropped on Thursday against a 17-year-old for lack of evidence.

They are due to be sentenced later by District Judge Susan Williams.

1 comment:

  1. They are teens. Warn them and let them go