Christian teenager strapped to crucifix and burnt by work colleagues

Christian teenager strapped to crucifix and burnt by work colleagues
Published: 2016 June 13 21:18:43 (6802 Views)
A church-going teenager was "crucified" by four workmates in a catalogue of bullying which included being attacked with a lit aerosol because of his religious beliefs, a court heard.

Four men are on trial accused of religiously aggravated attacks on their work colleague, which they allegedly dismissed as "banter".

They are said to have allegedly mocked his Christian faith by tying him to a "crucifix" and having crosses daubed over his face and body.

Andrew Addison, 30, Joseph Rose, 21, Christopher Jackson, 22, and Alex Puchir, 37, allegedly carried out a sustained campaign of bullying against a teenage boy between July 2014 and April 2015.

In other incidents, the victim, now 18, was allegedly tied to a chair with duck tape and had a dummy forced into his mouth before being paraded out into the street and was also given a "wedgie" by Addision which gave him cuts and bruises to his backside.

From an early stage with this team he was subjected to acts of bullying that went beyond anything that could be described as banter or hi-jinx in the workplace.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had begun an apprenticeship with Direct Interior Solutions, a shopfitting firm managed by Addison in July 2014.



Austin Newman, prosecuting, told York Crown Court, North Yorks that while Rose was attacking the teenager with the lighter and deodorant Addison was sat in the room taking pictures on his mobile phone.

The prosecutor said the second incident took place a month later in August 2014, when the team was in Basildon, Essex.

He added: "Whilst he was asleep Joseph Rose took a permanent marker and drew a number of symbols, both religious and phallic, over [the teenager's] face.

"These markings took a few days to remove and after intense scrubbing he was left with soreness of the skin and even a rash."

Mr Newman said the victim made a complaint to police in May 2015.

When interviewed by police Addison made no comment, while Jackson, Rose and Puchir admitted involvement in the incidents but said they were workplace banter or pranks.

Addison, from Selby, North Yorks., denies one count of putting a person in fear of violence by harassment, and two counts of racially aggravated assault by beating.

Rose, of Bubwith, East Yorks., Jackson of Barlby, North Yorks, and Puchir of Edinburgh deny one count of putting a person in fear of violence by harassment, and one count of racially aggravated assault by beating.




Source - Telegraph

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