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Jack Tweed co-accused takes the stand in rape case

Jack Tweed arriving at court earlier
Jack Tweed denies carrying out the attack

A property developer has denied he worked as a "team" with Jack Tweed to rape a teenager they had both targeted.

Anthony Davis said he walked into the bedroom of Tweed, the widower of Big Brother performer Jade Goody, and saw the pair having sex.

He told Snaresbrook Crown Court that he joined in after he saw the woman "leaning back" and looking towards him.

Mr Tweed, 22, and Mr Davis, 26, both deny raping the woman on 4 September 2009 at Tweed's home in Woodford Green.

Mr Davis said she had told him she enjoyed it.

The court heard Davis had stood in front of the door of Tweed's bedroom, in Woodford Green, east London, and prevented the woman's friends from entering.

'Quiet one' targeted

Prosecutor Linda Strudwick, cross-examining, suggested to Davis that he had a "function" to perform as "doorkeeper".

Davis repeatedly said: "No."

She described Davis as the "instigator" of the rape.

"This was a girl that the two of you had decided to have, whether she liked it or not," said Ms Strudwick. "You were working as a team."

Davis replied: "100%, we wasn't."

Ms Strudwick suggested Davis had "grabbed" and "pushed" the woman and then "called Jack in".

"You targeted that girl as the quiet one," she added.

Davis denied each suggestion and later added: "I didn't force her at all."

The case continues.



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