Leazes Park sex assault accused tells court girl grabbed hold of him after selfies
A Syrian teenager who came to the UK to escape the civil war has denied sexually assaulting a schoolgirl in a park and told a jury she grabbed hold of him after they took selfies together.
Omar Badreddin, 18, denied apologising to the girl after they kissed in Leazes Park, Newcastle, telling a jury: “I did not do anything wrong that deserves an apology.”
Newcastle Crown Court has heard that two 14-year-old local schoolgirls were allegedly sexually assaulted by three Syrians in separate alleged attacks on consecutive days in May.
Badreddin denies one count of sexual assault, as does... read more
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