Murdered PC Gordon Semple was at accused killer’s flat ‘for fun’, court hears

PUBLISHED: 17:07 27 October 2016 | UPDATED: 17:07 27 October 2016

Pc Gordon Semple.

Pc Gordon Semple.

Stefano Brizzi denies murdering the Greenhithe resident

An alleged sadomasochist accused of murdering a police officer has told a court the man was at his flat for “the purpose of having fun”.

Stefano Brizzi, 50, allegedly strangled Greenhithe’s Gordon Semple, 59, after arranging a sex session at his home in south London via gay dating app Grindr on April 1.

The Italian denies murdering the officer but has admitted obstructing a coroner by disposing of the body.

Asked by Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC, defending, if he deliberately killed Pc Semple, Brizzi replied: “No.”

Asked if he had any intention of causing him harm, he said: “None whatsoever.”

Sitting in the witness box at the Old Bailey, Brizzi was asked why Pc Semple was at his flat.

He said: “For the purpose of having fun. For the purpose of a casual sexual encounter.”

Ms Bennett-Jenkins asked Brizzi if he accepted that he dismembered and destroyed Pc Semple’s body and, appearing to cry, he said: “Yes I do.”

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