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00:39 | 29th April 2017

News: UK

Fri 30 Apr, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


She wouldn't say something like that. She's not that type of girl. None of them are

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A teenager said to have attacked a gay man in Trafalgar Square, London, was "not the type of girl" to make alleged homophobic comments to him, her ex-boyfriend said.

Ruby Thomas also "swore blind" that she had not stamped on 62-year-old Ian Baynham - who later died - said Declan Seavers.

Thomas, 18, is said to have joined fellow teenager Rachel Burke "putting the boot into" Mr Baynham after Joel Alexander knocked him to the floor.

Trouble flared after Thomas hurled homophobic abuse at Mr Baynham and his friend Philip Brown in September last year, jurors have heard.



Brian Altman QC, prosecuting, asked Mr Seavers - her boyfriend at the time - about the claim she had said "f****** faggots".

Mr Seavers, 24, said: "She wouldn't say something like that. She's not that type of girl. None of them are."

He said he spoke to Thomas about what happened after newspaper reports about the case saying girls had stamped on the victim.

"She kept saying she hadn't," he said. "She swore blind that she hadn't and I believed her."
Mr Baynham died 18 days after the incident in central London in September last year, Old Bailey jurors have heard.

Alexander, 19, of Thornton Heath, south London, Burke, 18, of Three Oaks, East Sussex, and Thomas, of Lichfield, Staffs, deny manslaughter.

Source: Press Association

 

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