A bereaved father was confronted in court docket with allegations that he killed his personal daughter after watching her in a baby intercourse abuse video.

Barrie Fellows had been known as to the Outdated Bailey in London to offer proof for the prosecution within the trial of Russell Bishop, 52, who’s accused of murdering Mr Fellows’ nine-year-old daughter Nicola and her pal Karen Hadaway in Brighton in October 1986.

However defence barrister Joel Bennathan QC successfully turned the tables on Mr Fellows by asking him a sequence of questions on his actions on the night time of the homicide, after which confronting him over allegations that Nicola had been sexually abused two or three months earlier than she was murdered.

Mr Bennathan requested: “Had been you occasion to Nicola being filmed for a pornographic video?”

In a transparent, agency voice, Mr Fellows replied: “No.”

Mr Bennathan acquired the identical response when he then requested: “Had been you and one other man in your entrance room watching a home-made video of your personal daughter?”

Lastly, Mr Bennathan requested Mr Fellows: “Had been you something to do together with her dying?”

Mr Fellows appeared near tears as he once more answered: “No.”

In opening the case for the defence final month, Mr Bennathan had informed the jury that Mr Fellows might need been motivated to homicide his daughter as a result of he “had a responsible secret: he had been complicit within the abuse of Nicola, [which] may imply he couldn’t let Nicola Fellows inform the world about what had been taking place to her.”

Bishop is the one individual on trial accused of sexually abusing and killing the 2 nine-year-olds. He denies two counts of homicide.

Mr Bennathan, defending Bishop, has advised to the jury that it was potential “the police and prosecution have spent 32 years constructing a case in opposition to the improper man.” 

After Mr Bennathan’s cross examination, Brian Altman QC, prosecuting, stated to Mr Fellows: “What’s being advised, you might be being accused of getting killed Nicola. You’re being accused of getting killed Karen.

“You’re being accused of getting sexually abused your personal daughter and Karen in that den, and having punched Nicola within the face, do you perceive that?”

Mr Fellows was emotional as he agreed that he understood.

He additionally confirmed that in 1988 he had complained about allegations made in opposition to him in court docket by Bishop’s unique defence staff in the course of the 1987 trial.

In 1988, the Outdated Bailey heard, Mr Fellows had issued an announcement wherein he had stated: “I would like the police to say publicly I used to be not responsible of my daughter’s homicide.”

He was requested: “That was what you wished in 1988?”

Mr Fellows replied: “That’s what I would like now.”

Mr Fellows was adopted into the witness field by his former lodger Dougie Judd. He too denied abuse allegations, dismissing as “whole lies” the declare that he had been filmed having intercourse with Nicola whereas a lodger within the Fellows household residence.

Mr Bennathan requested Mr Judd: “Did you get blended up with Barrie Fellows in a nasty approach? Did you get blended up with Barrie Fellows and paedophilia? Did you ever have an improper relationship with Nicola?”

Mr Judd denied it, including that the primary time he heard the story he thought it was a “wind-up”.

The court docket heard he was interviewed by police in 2009 however no costs have been ever introduced in opposition to him or Mr Fellows.

Mr Altman, prosecuting, stated: “It isn’t simply you getting blended up with Barrie Fellows in a nasty approach and paedophilia.

“It’s not simply an allegation of improper relations with Nicola. The allegation is you have been in a video with Nicola both utterly bare or semi bare having intercourse with Nicola. Is there any fact in it?”

Mr Judd replied: “There isn’t a fact in it in any way. Whole lies.”

The jury has been informed that that is the second time Bishop has been placed on trial for the homicide of Karen and Nicola.

He was acquitted by a jury at a Lewes Crown Court docket trial in 1987.

The Outdated Bailey, nonetheless, has heard that in 1990 Bishop grabbed a seven-year-old woman off the road, bundled her into the boot of a stolen automotive, and strangled and sexually assaulted her earlier than leaving her for lifeless in gorse bushes on the Satan’s Dyke magnificence spot in Sussex.

The woman, nonetheless, survived to determine her assailant, and Bishop was convicted of the 1990 assault.

Now a convicted intercourse offender, Bishop is being tried once more for the murders of Karen and Nicola after new DNA proof emerged which led to the Court docket of Attraction quashing his 1987 acquittal.

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