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Girl 'stabbed man for touching her'

A teenager told a friend she had stabbed a suspected paedophile because he had touched her again, the Old Bailey heard.

The 14-year-old girl then allegedly asked the 15-year-old boy if he could take the the knife.

The boy told police in a video interview: "She looked nervous. She told me she had stabbed him. I didn't believe her. Then she asked me to hold the knife. I said no."

The boy said he met the girl after school on April 23, shortly after Robert Daley, 45, was stabbed to death at his flat in Brixton, south London.

The court has heard that Mr Daley was stabbed to death after the girl and another youth, her older sister's boyfriend, went to the flat.

The defendants, both now aged 15 and who cannot be identified because of their ages, deny murder.

The court has been told that the sisters and a woman made allegations that Mr Daley sexually abused them to police.

The Crown Prosecution Service decided to drop the case and Mr Daley let the older sister know on the day of his death.

Earlier, a woman told the court she was raped by Mr Daley after he pestered her for sex. But she said that, after making a rape complaint to police, she decided she did not want to pursue the allegations and the case was dropped.

"He was horrible when he was drunk," she said. The trial was adjourned.


From Belfast Telegraph