November 2018

Pensioner gave schoolgirl a love bite in his shed

A PENSIONER gave a teenage schoolgirl a love bite in his garden shed.

Clive Thomas, 69, who had never been in any trouble before, told the girl to say it had been done in school as a dare.

But the girl was overheard in school telling the truth about what Thomas had done and the police were informed.

Thomas, of Vicarage Lane in Gresford, admitted non-penetrative sexual activity with the girl aged 15 dating back to early 2017.

He was given an eight month prison sentence, suspended for two years, placed on 50 days rehabilitation and ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work.

Judge Timothy Petts ordered him to pay £425 costs and placed him on a 10-year sexual harm prevention order.

He must register with the police as a sex offender for the next decade.

The judge said what he had done in giving the girl a love bite on the side of her neck was completely