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Man accused of Alfie’s death ‘hid behind his powerful dad’

Watersons: Stephen and Nigel PICTURE: CENTRAL

A NIGHTCLUB worker accused of crushing his girlfriend’s young son to death with a car seat felt he was ‘untouchable’ because his dad is an ex-government minister, a trial at the Old Bailey was told.

Stephen Waterson name-dropped his adoptive father Nigel Waterson — also a former lawyer — during his police interview, the jury heard.

Katy Thorne QC, representing his girlfriend Adrian Hoare, added: ‘You used the fact that your parents are powerful people.’ But Waterson said: ‘I’m not untouchable.’

The 25-year-old from Croydon, south London, allegedly became annoyed with three-year-old Alfie and twice pushed back the electric car seat of his Audi to squash him as he sat in the footwell behind.

He and Hoare, 23, deny manslaughter but admit lying to police about the incident in February last year.

Waterson allegedly controlled Hoare, denying her a phone, money and house key. The trial continues.