Man flashed woman 48 times

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A St Annes man repeatedly “flashed “ his private parts at a woman as she went past his home on her way to work.

Blackpool Magistrates were told by prosecutor Pam Smith that 45-year-old Paul Eaves would stand in his front window dressed just in a navy blue dressing gown which was open at the front.

This happened about 48 times at around 7am each day as the witness went along Hilton Avenue, St Annes where Eaves lives. The prosecutor said that the victim started down the other side of the road but for some time refused to react to Eaves’ behaviour. It was when the woman noticed children playing in the area she contacted police.

An undercover operation was launched to monitor what happened and Eaves was arrested.

Eaves was placed on the Sex Offender’s Register for five years and ordered to pay his victim £400 compensation.

He was also ordered to do 100 hours unpaid work for the community and placed on 12 months supervision.