A BOYFRIEND called his partner’s son “little s***” and allegedly said he didn’t care if he killed the pair of them, a court heard.
Stephen Waterson is accused of crushing Alfie Lamb to death while he sat in the footwell of his Audi last February.
Stephen Waterson is accused of crushing Alfie Lamb to death in his Audi
Waterson, the adopted son of ex-government minister Nigel Waterson, is accused of deliberately moving his seat back because he was annoyed at three-year-old Alfie’s crying.
The 25-year-old’s partner, Adrian Hoare, told the court of a time he was driving at speed with her and Alfie in the car.
She said: “He started driving stupidly and he was shouting at me (that) he did not care if he killed us in the car.”
Katy Thorne QC, defending, asked: “When he said he did not care if he killed us, who was us?”
Hoare replied: “I had just found out I was pregnant at the time. He was saying himself, me and the baby.
“I was scared and I eventually got him to stop the car. He then took me back down to near where my friend’s car was and went back to her house to speak to the police.
“My friends had been ringing Stephen’s phone trying to get him to take me back to the house and saying they would ring the police if he didn’t.”
Hoare told jurors she used to call Alfie her “little noodle” and “fat pants”, while Waterson used the nickname “Tarzan”, and “little s***”, reports the MailOnline.
He started driving stupidly and he was shouting at me (that) he did not care if he killed us in the car.
She insisted: “It was just another name. It was not to be nasty or horrible it was just another name.”
On Waterson’s relationship with her son, Hoare added: “There had been times that Stephen had told him not to do something or he would tell him to be quiet and Alfie would not listen so he had got annoyed with him sometimes.”
Hoare denied she had hit her son, but said both she and Waterson would “tap” his hand.
The court heard she met Waterson in 2016 when she moved to Blackpool for a fresh start – after her previous boyfriend was jailed for setting fire to her house in Gravesend.
Waterson had a “big personality” and was “nice” but did not like her speaking to other people, she said.
Hoare told jurors she thought he had been unfaithful with various women during their relationship, but said: “When I confronted him with it, he said I was being silly, I was being paranoid.”
Ms Thorne asked Hoare if she knew Waterson’s family had “some important jobs”.
Hoare said: “He used to put it in conversation, yeah.”
Asked how it made her feel, she added: “Little compared to him but I didn’t really have anything.”
MOST READ IN NEWS
Cops swoop on house of butcher dad-of-two in Libby arrest raid
Emiliano Sala rescuers recover body from crashed plane wreck using robo subs
DOWN AND DIRTY
Sex Clinic fans horrified as man admits he hasn't cleaned penis for 24 YEARS
70mph storm sparks weather warnings ahead of Valentine's Day freeze
Sala rescuers pictured carrying body after recovering it from plane wreckage
WED YOU BELIEVE IT
Couple's GoFundMe plea to pay for their wedding as they can't afford it
She described Alfie as “like any normal three-and-a-half-year-old boy”.
The defendant, who had a troubled upbringing in Gravesend, said: “He could be naughty. He would try to climb about. He had a good imagination.”
Hoare and Waterson, of Croydon, south London, have denied manslaughter and the trial continues.
Stephen and his adoptive dad Nigel Waterson
Press Association Images Alfie Lamb died after being crushed, allegedly by his mum’s boyfriend, in the back of an Audi[/caption]
SWNS:South West News Service Waterson, 25, giving evidence at the Old Bailey, is charged with manslaughter[/caption]
SWNS:South West News Service Adrian Hoare told the court her partner had said he didn’t care if he killed them[/caption]
The footwell where Alfie was alleged to have been sitting before he diedPress Association Images
We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.