British metalworkers tie teenage Christian to a cross
A Christian teenager in the United Kingdom suffered from a series of bullying acts, including having been tied to a cross, allegedly carried out by his co-workers at a shopfitting firm.
According to Herald Scotland, four men, namely: Andrew Addison, 30; Joseph Rose, 21; and Christopher Jackson, 22, all from Yorkshire; and Alex Puchir, 37, from Edinburgh, are accused of sustained bullying from July 2014 to April 2015, and are facing trial at the York Crown Court. They worked at Direct Interior Solutions, a shopfitting firm located in Selby, North Yorkshire, where the complainant had an apprenticeship.
Prosecuting attorney Austin Newman told the court that the bullying happened while the group were on field work, fitting out premises in different parts of the country.
“These counts cover what the prosecution contend was sustained bullying of a young man in the work place,” said Newman, as quoted by The Telegraph. “From an early stage with this team he was subjected to acts of bullying that went beyond anything that could be described as banter or hi-jinx in the workplace.”