3. “About a year later in early 1993 Fleur and I had formed a serious relationship and I wanted to marry her.
At that stage I felt that I needed to know if what she had told me previously was true. I told her that I did not want to know any details because I could not know how I would feel about it. She confirmed that her stepfather had sexually abused her and it caused us to argue.
She begged me not-to confront Mr Colton, or her mother because her mother knew nothing about the abuse so I have said nothing until now.”