Sunday 23 July 2017

Foam sprayed on woman 'for fun' court told

Shenai Raif

FOOTBALLER Leon Redwood has admitted being the person who sprayed a young woman's thigh with shaving foam.

Mr Redwood said he sprayed the initials 'GB' for a bit of fun after being surprised to find her in a team-mate's bed.

The Brentford player was giving evidence for the defence at the Old Bailey, London, where four former Brighton and Hove Albion team-mates are on trial.

Former Ireland junior international Anton Rodgers (20), who is the son of Liverpool manager Brendan; George Barker (21); Lewis Dunk (21); and former team-mate Steve Cook (21), who now plays for Bournemouth, deny sexual assault and voyeurism.

The prosecution allege they humiliated a drunken 19-year-old at the Jury's Inn Hotel in Brighton in July 2011, for sexual gratification.

A photograph of Mr Barker making a thumbs up sign near her GB-foamed thigh was later recovered by police on a mobile phone.

Mr Redwood (20), said the woman had become upset after seeing him dancing with another girl at a nightclub.

Later he went to fetch Mr Barker and found the woman in bed with Mr Rodgers. He said: "I was surprised to see her. I got a little bit excited and I got the shaving foam. The intention was just to have fun. I think she was sleeping but not sleeping. She was in and out."

The case was adjourned.

Irish Independent

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