AN ALLEGED killer gave a 14-year-old girl a tattoo, a court has heard.

It comes after another woman yesterday told Winchester Crown Court that 25-year-old Stephen Nicholson had sex with her in a wooded area of Southampton.

Nicholson, who is currently on trial over the murder of Southampton teenager Lucy McHugh which he denies, would have been aged 19 and 18, respectively, during the alleged incidents.

Nicholson, of no fixed address, also denies two allegations of sexual activity with a child against Lucy on multiple occasions and denies sexual activity with a child in relation to another girl aged 14.

Yesterday members of the jury were told by one of the women how she had been getting a tattoo done by Nicholson on her thigh, but it made her feel uncomfortable when he put his hands on her. She said he was “a bit touchy feely”.

The woman added after the tattoo had been finished, Nicholson tried to kiss her.

Defence barrister James Newton-Price QC suggested Nicholson had to touch her thigh as part of doing the tattoo properly, also suggesting the witness's mum was present the whole time and the kissing incident never happened.

That came after a woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she had been arranging to get a tattoo in June 2012 from Nicholson, of no fixed address, when they agreed to have sex.

She said she began messaging Nicholson about the tattoo, with messages becoming flirtatious before Nicholson asked her if she wanted to have sex.

They agreed to meet up at an address, but had to leave after a friend turned up, according to the woman.

She said she walked with Nicholson to Southampton Sports Centre, adding: "He asked if I still wanted to have sex and I said no because we were now outside, and I didn't feel comfortable with that. He kept persisting."

She then told members of the jury she had sex with Nicholson before walking back. Later that afternoon she returned with a friend to get a tattoo done by Nicholson.

Defence barrister James Newton-Price QC questioned details in her evidence and accused the witness of lying about meeting and sleeping with Nicholson, which she denied.

Mr Newton-Price questioned why she was not willing to turn up at a stranger’s house for a tattoo without speaking to him but was willing to go to an address she had never been to before and have sex with a man she had never met before.

The witness said: "I was 14, I was stupid."

The defendant denies all the charges. The trial continues.