The conviction of Phillip Schofield‘s brother for sexually abusing a teenage boy has positioned recent scrutiny on the connection between each siblings – amid questions over whether or not the TV star will return to work.
Timothy Schofield, 54, was right this moment discovered responsible of 11 counts of sexual offences towards his underage sufferer – with whom he watched porn whereas performing a intercourse act.
Footage have emerged displaying the brothers having fun with lunch with their mom and at a household get together, whereas one other reveals Timothy backstage at Dancing On Ice in 2014.
It emerged in courtroom that Timothy instructed Phillip in September 2021 that he carried out a intercourse act with the boy a yr earlier than, in response to a witness assertion Phillip gave to the courtroom.
Phillip instructed the trial that he and his brother didn’t have a detailed relationship due to a seven-year age hole and the broadcaster’s determination to go away residence aged 10.
Phillip and his brother Timothy having enjoyable in a photograph sales space at a household get together in 2014
One other picture shared on social media reveals the brothers having fun with lunch with their mom
Phillip Schofield pictured final week after taking day without work work as his brother, Timothy, was in courtroom
Timothy Schofield, 54, was right this moment discovered responsible of 11 counts of sexual offences towards his underage sufferer – with whom he watched porn whereas performing a intercourse act
The brothers grew up in Newquay, Cornwall collectively after the household moved there when Philip was 18 months outdated.
Their dad and mom, Pat and Brian, fell in love with the area on their honeymoon and finally determined to relocate there from Lancashire.
Philip as soon as described his love for rising up in Cornwall in his autobiography, calling it an incredible place to develop up.
He stated: ‘To develop up within the place the place all people else got here on their holidays was fortunate after which some. The seaside was core to the lifetime of the city, our household and my college mates, although I’ve an issue with sand.’
The TV star’s first job was working at an ice cream store on Fistral seaside.
Phillip stated following the jury’s verdict right this moment: ‘My overwhelming concern is and has all the time been for the wellbeing of the sufferer and his household. I hope that their privateness will now be revered. If any crime had ever been confessed to me by my brother, I’d have acted instantly to guard the sufferer and their household. These are despicable crimes, and I welcome the responsible verdicts. So far as I’m involved, I now not have a brother.’
In an announcement to the trial learn by prosecutor Robin Shellard in the course of the trial, Phillip recalled how he obtained a telephone name from his brother on September 12, 2021. It was a weekend and he requested if I used to be capable of discuss,’ he stated. ‘Tim was in an excessive state of agitation.
‘He stated that he was on the verge of killing himself. He stated that his head was in a large number and all the things was a large number. Tim was clearly very upset and I requested him if he may drive. Tim stated sure he may, so I instructed him to drive to my residence in London.
‘Round two hours or so later Tim arrived and I may see he was in a state of heightened agitation. It was distressing to see him in such a state. He was as offended as I’ve ever seen him. The dialog was about how offended he was. He was livid, offended, ranting and raving.’
Phillip tried to ‘change the dialog’ and requested what he was watching on TV and his brother was in ‘floods of tears’ as he described the sequence Pennyworth.
Phillip stated it was common for him to cry when telling tales however ‘this was loopy’. He went on: ‘We ended up having dinner and I used to be washing up. Tim was standing behind me and he stated you’ll hate me for what I’m about to say. I stated there’s nothing he may say that may make me hate him.
‘He stated [the alleged victim and him] had their time collectively and final yr watched porn and w***** on the couch.
‘I turned and stated, ‘What did you simply say?’ ‘Schofield then stated it ‘was a second we have been collectively’. Tim stated it was simply this time and I instructed him it ought to by no means occur once more,’ Phillip stated.
The defendant then began describing the physique of the alleged sufferer, and Phillip shouted: ‘F***, cease!’.
‘I instructed him that this needed to cease,’ the assertion continued. ‘I simply didn’t wish to hear any of the main points, nevertheless it sounded prefer it was only one time.
In 2014, Timothy shared a photograph displaying himself backstage at Dancing On Ice
Timothy Schofield instructed his TV star brother in September 2021 that he carried out a intercourse act with the boy a yr earlier than, in response to a witness assertion Phillip gave to the courtroom
‘I stated I don’t need you to inform me any extra. No matter the way it occurred, it mustn’t ever occur once more.
‘He stated it was simply [their] time. I stated ‘What the hell is that?” Schofield stated he by no means spoke together with his brother about it once more.
Describing the space between the siblings, he stated: ‘I don’t have a relationship with Tim like a brother as a result of there are seven years between us and I moved away when he was 10.
‘I by no means spoke about what Tim instructed me ever once more.’
Timothy, a police IT technician from Tub, had repeatedly blamed his actions on his ‘psychological well being struggles’ and instructed the complainant is ‘exaggerating’ what occurred.
In the meantime, his defence lawyer stated that whereas he was responsible of ‘probably the most severe crimes within the courtroom of public morals’ he had not dedicated a felony offence.
However closing the case for the prosecution, prosecutor Robin Shellard stated: ‘We’re not coping with morals however felony abuse towards a toddler.’
He added: ‘There are good the reason why society – and we listed below are all a part of this society and the regulation which is based due to society – treats these underneath 18 and people underneath 16 not as full adults.
‘Society tries to guard youngsters from adults who wish to abuse them and tries to guard youngsters from themselves.’
Referring to the defendant’s claims of ‘exaggeration’, Mr Shellard stated: ‘The issue for Mr Schofield is how restrained the boy is in his allegations.
‘Is that individual motivated by hate and spite or is he saying issues about what occurred? We are saying the proof reveals the boy is just not motivated by hate and lies.’
Timothy Schofield was convicted of three counts of inflicting a toddler to look at sexual exercise, three of participating in sexual exercise within the presence of a kid, three of inflicting a toddler to have interaction in sexual exercise, and two of sexual exercise with a toddler.
He shall be sentenced at a later date.