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Ethan Stables, 20, who denies plotting to commit acts of terrorism at the event at the New Empire pub in Barrow, Cumbria, last June, stunned the court by tellin them he was bisexual.
He had previously been too scared to reveal his sexuality because his parents ‘would be disgusted’ and he was ‘utterly ashamed’ of what he had done. He had had sexual experiences with men, but only revealed it after his trial had started.
He told the jury: ‘I am disgusted and ashamed at myself for what I said. I just wish I could turn the clock back. I’m sorry.’
His Godfather, Phillip Loveless, who is gay, took to the stand at Leeds Crown Court to say that he had no reason to believe that his godson was homophobic. He said he was a loner, who ‘preferred to be on his own. There was never any problem with his intellectual capacity but when he was asked not to do something he would be very adamant that he wasn’t going to stop doing that thing.’
The trial continues.