Man caught masturbating gets Tesco ban

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A man who was caught masturbating in the disabled toilet of Tesco has been banned from entering the super market.

Mark Cooper, 38, of King Cross Road, was seen performing the act with his jumper pulled up over his head by a cleaner who had gone into the unlocked disabled toilets.

She called a security guard also saw Cooper masturbating during the incident on June 14 this year.

Mohammed Farooq, defending, told Calderdale Magistrates that Cooper had only gone into the store to buy noodles and had not intended for anyone to see him.

Cooper, who pleaded guilty to sexual activity in a public lavatory, was given a three year community order with supervision, and banned him from entering either of the two Tesco stores in Halifax or any disabled toilets in Calderdale.