EVIDENCE that a former Huddersfield man died after trying to make advances to a teenage girl was later said in court to be a lie.
Lee Alan Mark Richmond, 20, of Newbegin, Hornsea, his cousin Ryan Alan Ashton, 18, of Westbourne Road, Hornsea, and a 15-year-old schoolgirl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, all deny murder at Hull Crown Court.
A teenage witness who had suggested Mr Nathan Crawley - a former Bradley man - had made advances to the accused teenager, later admitted it was not true.
The court has heard Mr Crawley had been drinking with the accused girl and others in a park in Hornsea, East Yorkshire, when he was attacked.
Mr Crawley, 29, was found beaten unconscious in the park in the early hours of Friday July 28, last year.
He was pronounced dead in hospital from bleeding within his skull.
Mr Crawley moved to the East Yorkshire seaside resort with his parents Derek and Sheila five years ago.
The defence was expected to open later today with evidence from Richmond.
The case continues.