One complainant in a sexual abuse trial has said he was targeted in the presence of another victim – even though that man had no recollection of it.

Damien Riley is on trial at The Lowry in Salford, operating as a nightingale court during the pandemic, where he faces 14 charges said to have taken place in Oldham in the 1980s.

The 55-year-old is accused of 13 counts of indecent assault and one of gross indecency against four people who were young boys at the time living in the south of the town.

And today the court heard from the third complainant as his video interview with the police was played.

He said he was abused in the presence of the first complainant.

But earlier in the week when he gave evidence the man in question said he had no memory of anyone else being there when he was targeted.

The third complainant was asked in his interview about the first time it happened.

He said he was taken into Riley’s bedroom along with the first complainant, and he took their pants down and “molested him.”

He was asked about what happened afterwards and said: “We just sort of carried on, we carried on playing out.”

When the man was asked how old he was at the time he said: “Eight maybe nine years old.”

He also said: “I do not know if it was fear or at that age it was difficult to comprehend.

“If somebody asks you do to do something who is older, if your friend is doing it, you sort of go along.

“I did not say anything, we just did it.”

When he was asked which of the two of them was molested first he said he could not remember.

The man was asked when the last time he saw Riley was.

He said it was at a petrol station in Middleton three or four years ago.

He described himself as being “pretty angry” about what had happened during that occasion.

When asked why he had come forward now he said he could cope with it but other victims could not.

Riley, from Ewood in Bardsley in Oldham, denies all the charges against him.

The trial, before judge Angela Nield, continues.