Girl filmed gay barman being kicked to death on her mobile phone
Benjamin Cohen | November 11, 2005
LONDON — A teenage schoolgirl filmed a gay barman being kicked to death by her friends using her mobile phone, a court was told.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is alleged to have told David Morley that she was making a documentary about happy slapping before her gang of friends kicked him to death.
Mr Morley, 37, who survived the 1999 Soho nail bomb attack, was chatting with a friend, Alistair Whiteside, on the South Bank, when the gang pounced.
The girl�s 17-year-old friend admitted in court that he started a fight with Mr Whiteside while other gang members kicked Mr Morley.
Prosecutors claim that the gang, with four other members, later returned to a block of flats in Kennington where they watched the video clips recorded by the teenage girl. The 17 year old told police �at the time I thought it was funny.�
Reece Sargeant, 21, Barry Lee, 20, and Darren Case, 18, two 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old girl deny murder, conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and conspiracy to rob.
The trial continues at the Old Bailey.
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