Denver man charged with assault on sisters

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A man charged with sexual assault after following two sisters out of a supermarket and squeezing their bottoms has appeared in court on a lesser offence.

Jamie Buckhurst denied three counts of sexually touching the sisters in Downham and was due to face a trial at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

But the court heard that day that the touching was not classed as sexual as Buckhurst was drunk when it happened.

The sexual assault charges were withdrawn and the 26-year-old admitted two replacement charges of threatening behaviour.

Buckhurst, of Crow Hall Estate, Denver, was still warned he could face jail.

Paul Brown, prosecuting, said the two sisters were leaving Tesco when they saw Buckhurst on July 6 last year.

He said: “He was very drunk, staggering along, banging into things and spitting.”

He said one of the sisters told him to “sober up and go home” and he became abusive.

He then starting following them and followed them into a nearby chemist.

Mr Brown said he squeezed one of the sister’s bottoms and touched her shoulder, and told her he loved her. He then touched her other sister.

Ian Graham, for Buckhurst, said he was seeking help for his alcohol problem.

The case was adjourned until March 3 for an all-options pre-sentence report to be prepared. Buckhurst was released on bail.