This time Laura knew I, Simon Macbeth Roundhay was calling the police, probably because I told her. So I was talking to the police on my mobile and she was calling them too on the landline. She dialled 999, started crying and told the police that I’d raped her. She told the police that she’d locked me in her house to keep me there until the police arrived. I was still on my phone giving line by line commentary on what Laura was saying and doing. About five minutes later the police were at the house and they arrested me.
It was March 1999. Laura Anderson had been in the year above me at High School although I’d never met her. She had been best friends with my sister Helen since Laura had joined the school in the second year. I was introduced years later when Helen brought her boyfriend, Abdul who is now her husband, and Laura up to Leeds for the weekend. We met up along with my younger sister Steph and Laura’s friend Sarah.
Laura did a little bit of acting work and some work posing naked in adult magazines. I didn’t really think that much of her at first, but hey she was female and she seemed pleasant enough. Her friend Sarah was the girl that I was interested in. She had something about her and I wanted to shag her. Unfortunately she didn’t stay long. After we had lunch together we went to a pool hall and had a few games, but Sarah didn’t join us there as she had other stuff to do. I was a bit disappointed because if I’d had a little bit of time I’m certain that I could have made progress.
Laura however, was clearly interested in me and as the alcohol took control we ended up back at my house with my fifteen year old little sister. After Mum had picked Steph up we ended up in bed together. I was never interested in Laura. Again it was just one of those easy things that I’d fallen into. She liked me and I had nothing better to do. I’d been working hard setting up the recruitment agency and she was more than happy to help out a little bit and did a few jobs for me and I was happy to accept the offer of slave labour.
Laura and I started seeing more of each other and it was a nice easy distraction from my working life. As we spent more time together I got to know Sarah too as they shared a house together. For her own reasons Laura seemed to get off on the idea of me shagging Sarah and actively encouraged me to do so. She actively encouraged Sarah to do so as well. So a bit later that year on Laura’s birthday the three of us met up, had a laugh and rapidly drunk like we had done loads of times before. With it being Laura’s birthday she got drunk before Sarah and I got there. I knew that the evening was to be spent at my house so I had gone into town to meet Sarah as she hadn’t been to my house much before.
When we got back Laura was so pissed out of her head and in bed fast asleep. Sarah and I started drinking, but nothing happened that day. Laura came down and found us in what she would describe as a compromising position, although we were just sat close together on the floor. It was really innocent although it didn’t look like it. Laura was as jealous as hell and quite upset.
Sarah was reeling with drink and sat in a chair and went to sleep. I don’t know if she did this on purpose to try and escape any ensuing confrontation. I sat in the other chair and thought that’s a good idea and pretended to go to sleep too, just to give Laura a chance to calm down. Laura ended up disappearing leaving Sarah and I to spend an enjoyable night together where we slept together for the first time.
After a couple more months I decided that I didn’t want to carry things on with Laura as she was lying to me about silly little things. We weren’t a couple or anything like that. I wasn’t in love with her and she wasn’t ever a person I could have contemplated being in a long-term relationship with. She was just a way of occupying any spare time I had whilst I was working hard on establishing my recruitment agency.
Laura was quite care free when it came to relationships. Her behaviour in encouraging me to sleep with Sarah was not a surprise. She was a little strange. There was one time when I’d stopped over at Laura’s and was woken up in the morning by Laura and Sarah wanting to have a threesome. They had been drinking since the crack of dawn on that Sunday morning. It was about 11 o’clock when they woke me up and they came in, took their tops off and wanted to do stuff but I just wanted to go back to sleep.