Sussex

Man admits spraying foam on alleged victim of Brighton footballers

  • 30 January 2013
  • From the section Sussex
Anton Rodgers, George Barker, Steve Cook and Lewis Dunk
Anton Rodgers, George Barker, Steve Cook and Lewis Dunk deny sexual assault and voyeurism

A footballer giving evidence at the trial of four Brighton and Hove Albion players accused of sexual assault has admitted spraying shaving foam on the alleged victim.

Leon Redwood told the Old Bailey he sprayed the initials "GB" after finding her in a former team-mate's bed.

He said: "I think she was sleeping but not sleeping. She was in and out."

Anton Rodgers, 20, George Barker, 21, Lewis Dunk, 21, and Steve Cook, 21, deny sexual assault and voyeurism.

The prosecution alleges they humiliated a 19-year-old woman 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 a thigh with "GB" written on it in foam was recovered by police on a mobile phone.

Mr Redwood, 20, who now plays for Brentford, said he and Mr Barker found the woman in bed with Mr Rodgers.

He said: "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."

Mr Cook later told the court: "I didn't see who took photographs. I didn't take them."

The trial continues.

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