Blackpool man exposed himself in resort

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

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A man who outraged public decency in Blackpool has been landed with a financial penalty of £1,285 by a judge.

Dennis Fleming, 54, of Furness Avenue, Grange Park, denied outraging public decency but was found guilty after a trial. He was sentenced to a 12 months community order with up to 20 days rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service, fined £25 with £200 costs and ordered to pay a £1,000 court charge plus £60 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutor, Adrian Hollamby, said a 67-year-old retired woman was on the resort’s Abingdon Street on August 3 about 11am when she saw Fleming who was believed to be drunk. Fleming then indecently exposed himself. The witness believed he was trying to attract the woman’s attention.

Steven Townley, defending, said his client continued to deny the offence.