'˜Man accused of India Chipchase murder put his hands round my throat and tried to kiss me', woman tells jury

A woman who knew India Chipchase's alleged murderer has told a jury he pinned her against a wall with his hands around her throat and then tried to kiss her.

Monday, 25th July 2016, 11:31 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:16 pm

On the fifth day of the trial of Edward Tenniswood, aged 52, of Stanley Road, Northampton, evidence was given by a woman who described an incident in which she said he held her against a wall.

Birmingham Crown Court heard the woman, who was giving evidence via videolink, became involved in an argument with Tenniswood.

The woman said: “He ran at me and pushed me up against a wall and put both his hands around my throat.

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“He was holding really tightly and then tried to kiss me on the mouth.”

Christopher Donnellan QC, prosecuting, said: “How long did he hold you like that?”.

The woman replied: “Probably about 20 seconds.”

She added: “I tried to push him off. He would not let go but eventually he did. He said he was sorry and I got upset.”

Tenniswood denies charges of rape and murder. The trial continues.