Perverts sentenced for flashing in front of kids

A JUDGE has told three childish yobs they should be ashamed after they exposed themselves in a Brighouse park.

Although the trio’s disgusting behaviour was not directed at anyone, their activities were witnessed by two 10-year-old boys in Bramston Street Park after school.

Daniel Bankcroft, 20, of Gooder Lane, Brighouse, 19-year-old Daniel Reid, also of Gooder Lane, and Scott Gregory, 22, of Thornhill Road, Rastrick, each pleaded guilty to a charge of outraging public decency arising out of the incident which took place in July.

Prosecutor Robert Stephenson told the court the Crown did not say the behaviour was targeted at the boys it was simply a fact that they were present at the time.

Mr Stephenson said there was some conversation between the the defendants about pubic hair before the young men pulled down their trousers.

They then exposed themselves in the presence of the two boys.

The court heard that one youngster said the incident made him feel disgusted.

The boys reported the incident to their parents and the police arrested all three defendants a week later.

At the time of the incident in the park, Bancroft was already on bail for his part in an attempted street robbery in Huddersfield.

Bancroft, who also admitted the attempted robbery charge, was sentenced to nine months detention in a young offenders institution for that offence with no separate penalty for his part in the outraging public decency matter.

Bradford Crown Court heard that Reid had already spent 70 days in custody in relation to the incident in the park and Judge Peter Benson said because of that he was prepared to give him a conditional discharge for 12 months.

Gregory, who had not spent any time on remand, was fined £150 for the offence and also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15.

Judge Benson told the three defendants that their behaviour was more like 14-year-olds, describing it as “childish and disgusting”.

He said: “It really defies reason to think why people of your age should behave in this silly, childish way, which as I say might be expected in people much younger than you and you should be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves.

“People are entitled to use public facilities like parks without encountering yobs like you behaving in this indecent way.”