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Kilcullen trial: 'Sex assault claims are absolute rubbish'

PUBLISHED: 12:43 03 December 2009 | UPDATED: 11:25 12 August 2010

A HOMOSEXUAL nurse denied sexually assaulting the man charged with his attempted murder and the murder of his partner of 18-years, a court heard. Chris Bevan, 56, said it was absolute rubbish that he had engaged in sexual activity with 46-year-old Da

A HOMOSEXUAL nurse denied sexually assaulting the man charged with his attempted murder and the murder of his partner of 18-years, a court heard.

Chris Bevan, 56, said it was "absolute rubbish" that he had engaged in sexual activity with 46-year-old David Kilcullen before he attacked him and Gerry Edwards, 59, on March 3 this year.

Kilcullen, of The Avenue, Bromley, who denies murder and attempted murder, claims he was sexually assaulted by the couple after falling asleep in their living room chair in Page Heath Villas, Bickley.

Mr Bevan was giving his evidence via video link at the Old Bailey yesterday as he still requires medical attention after suffering stab wounds to his face, neck, ears, back, arms, hands and upper torso in the violent assault.

Defending Paul Purnell said: "On this particular night he had been in your house before the time of the attack. I want to suggest that David Kilcullen had been in the house some time after 7pm. It was his second visit to the house that night.

"I suggest that you came into the room some time about 7pm when Gerry and this man were already in the room.

"There came a time when David Kilcullen fell asleep in the room in one of the chairs and Gerry engaged in a sexual act with him.

"You also participated in that with some fondling."

Mr Bevan replied: "Oh my God. That's rubbish. Absolute bulls***.

"Absolute rubbish. How dare you?"

The 56-year-old, who is around 5ft 6ins tall told the of the effects of his partner having HIV and said he was frail and ill and was 'terribly thin', only weighing around eight stone at the time of the attack.

He added that he was no longer sexually active because of his condition.

He said: "He was very ill. He had cardiac problems and very bad diabetes.

"He was very frail, extremely frail."

Earlier in the trial Mr Bevan described the night he and Mr Edwards were attacked as something out of a horror film.

Describing lying on the kitchen floor, where it is alleged Kilcullen dealt a fatal stab wound to Mr Edwards' heart, he said: "I think my eyes were closed at that point because I couldn't bear the tension. You understand that I just wanted to disappear off the face of the earth. I was thinking that I couldn't leave Gerry."

Later prosecuting Peter Wright asked Mr Bevan if he offered any violence towards Mr Kilcullen apart from hitting him once with a whiskey bottle to which he replied: "None whatsoever". Asked if Mr Edwards had, he said: "He never hit anyone ever."

Mr Bevan told the court earlier how Kilcullen had visited the house some months prior to the attack and requested oral sex from Mr Edwards while his girlfriend watched. Mr Bevan said his partner had been 'horrified' by the proposition.

Mr Bevan, originally from Swansea, had a 12-minute lapse in the ambulance after the attack where his heart stopped beating and he was not breathing.

He spent months in hospital and had to have his spleen removed. He is now staying in a hospital rehabilitation unit and walks with a stick.

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