Flasher ordered to pay victim compensation

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A FLASHER who exposed himself to a woman in the toilets of a pub has been ordered to pay her compensation.

Neil Wells, of Hazel Crescent, Shirebrook, flashed at his 46-year-old victim after following her into the toilets at The Summit pub, Carter Lane, Shirebrook.

Peter Bettney, prosecuting at Chesterfield magistrates’ court, said his victim was in the ladies’ toilets when she heard a door open.

“Wells had lowered his trousers before entering the ladies and was still in that state,” he said. “She dashed out.

“He said he had been in a hurry to go to the toilet and that’s why he used the ladies’. He said he never meant to upset anybody.”

Wells, 42, denied indecent exposure, but was convicted after failing to attend his trial.

He was given a one-year probation supervision order, 100 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay costs of £350.

Magistrates also ordered him to pay £200 compensation to his victim and placed him on the sex offenders’ register for five years.

Julie Page, for Wells, said he was ill on the day of his trial.