Pal tells court mur­der ac­cused prac­tised tech­nique Katy Perry’s ‘Hello Sailor’ dance move

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By JAMES PAVERLY

THIS sailor could be for­given for hoist­ing his main­mast af­ter sexy singer Katy Perry in­vited him to tongue her ton­sils.

Jolly tar Ni­cholas “Tan­ner” Beasley was in­vited to snog the 27-year-old stunna while she was on stage at the An­napo­lis Naval Academy in Amer­ica.

She asked him if he knows “that iconic pose,” - a ref­er­ence to the clas­sic 1945 snap of a sailor kiss­ing a girl in Times Square on VJ Day.

She then as­sumed the po­si­tion to be dipped, leans back, and al­lows the mid­ship­man to lay a kiss -- a lengthy one -- right on her mouth.

An nau­ti­cal on­looker said: “More co­coa, Sir?” THE son of a wealthy jew­eller ac­cused of stran­gling his girl­friend in bed had prac­tised the tech­nique on his friend just days ear­lier, a court heard.

El­liot Turner, 20, al­legedly killed as­pir­ing model Emily Lon­g­ley, 17, in a jealous rage at his par­ents’ home be­fore they helped him cover up the mur­der.

His friend, Tom Crowe, 18, told the court that days be­fore the teenager’s death, Turner prac­tised stran­gling him so hard ‘he started to panic’.

He also said that be­fore Emily, a stu­dent, had died Turner even claimed he had al­ready killed her by club­bing her round the head with a ham­mer.

The jury has heard Turner be­came jealous be­cause he sus­pected she had been hav­ing af­fairs dur­ing their four month re­la­tion­ship.

Mr Crowe said: “El­liot and me had gone to a lo­cal park and he was say­ing Emily had re­ally done it this time and was see­ing other blokes.

“He said: ‘How shall I do it Tom? How shall I kill her, mate?’

“I said: ‘I wouldn’t know, I’m not a mur­derer.’

“He was com­ing up with ideas about whether he should set her on fire with petrol in his be­d­room or drown her.

“My re­ac­tion was to think: ‘Christ, you’re nuts. That’s in­sane’.

“Then we were jok­ing around and hav­ing some horse play when we started wrestling.

“I gave a demon­stra­tion of how wrestlers stran­gle each other on the TV show Smack Down but I couldn’t get my arm around his neck.

“He is very mus­cu­lar and strong be­cause he drinks pro­tein shakes and goes to the gym.

“He took hold of me the same way and put a lot of pres­sure on my throat and I started to panic.

“I was strug­gling and said: ‘Can you get off ’. I held my breath and tapped him on the arm to let go.

“He stopped and we had a joke about it.”

Emily, a stu­dent from Auck­land, was found dead in Turner’s bed at the house in Bournemouth, Dorset, on May 7 last year.

Winch­ester Crown Court heard Turner ‘flipped out’ and killed her dur­ing a drunken ar­gu­ment.

Af­ter the mur­der Turner is said to have writ­ten a let­ter of con­fes­sion but it was ru­ined with bleach by his fa­ther, Leigh Turner, 54 to ‘de­stroy vi­tal ev­i­dence.’

His mum Anita, 51, is ac­cused of mov­ing a coat his son wore on the night of Emily’s death.

Ju­rors heard a po­lice bug of the £350,000 Turner home in the af­flu­ent Queens Park area recorded the fam­ily talk­ing about ‘fab­ri­cat­ing ev­i­dence and be­ing wor­ried about ly­ing to po­lice.’

El­liot Turner de­nies mur­der and per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice. His par­ents both deny per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice.

The trial con­tin­ues.



Emily Lon­g­ley


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