London bus attack: Three teenagers admit threatening lesbian couple who refused to perform sex attack

Melania Geymonat and her girlfriend Christine Hannigan were hit with coins and subjected to sexual gestures, court hears

Same-sex couple on bus ‘treated as form of entertainment’ by abusive teenagers

Three teenage boys have admitted threatening a lesbian couple on a London bus after the women refused to perform a sex act.

Melania Geymonat, 28, and her girlfriend Christine Hannigan were on the upper deck of a double-decker night bus in Camden, north London, when they were confronted by the youths in the early hours of 30 May.

The three teenagers, aged 15, 16 and 17, appeared in court on Thursday after previously denying charges of harassment by using threatening or abusive words or behaviour.

Highbury Corner Youth Court previously heard the two women were surrounded by the boys, hit with coins and subjected to sexual gestures after they refused to perform a sex act.

Before the trial on Thursday all the teenagers – who cannot be named due to their ages – admitted the public order offences.

Prosecutor Saira Khan told the court the teenagers each played different roles during the nine-minute incident.

Charges were dropped on Thursday against a 17-year-old.

The trial was expected to last two days.

Additional reporting by Press Association

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