May 2017

Man flashed at schoolgirls on bus and said ‘have you seen anything like this before’

A man flashed his genitals at a group of schoolgirls on a bus and said “have you seen anything like this before?”.

David Mavin was caught on CCTV by the bus driver as he smirked and exposed himself to the girls, who were aged between 12 and 13, a court heard.

The 43-year-old was with a group of pals when he got on the public vehicle and went to the top deck, where the teenagers were sitting and chatting.

But, moments later, he was observed by the horrified driver on CCTV flashing his genitals as the bus drove through Ellington, in Northumberland.

The driver immediately stopped and “remonstrated” with Mavin and his pals as the girls immediately got off.

Now, Mavin, of Simonside Crescent, Hadston, near Amble, has been fined after pleading guilty to one count of exposure at South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court.

Sue Baker, prosecuting, said the offence happened at around 6.40pm on October 22.

She said: “The bus driver saw three girls get, aged between 12 and 13, and go up to the top deck.

“He can see some of the top deck because he’s got CCTV monitoring equipment. This defendant gets on with other males, there’s about six or seven of them.

“He sees them also going up to the top deck. He then sees the defendant exposing his penis to the three girls.

“He can’t see the girls’ reaction to that but, by the time he stops the bus, the girls get off and he goes up and remonstrates with the defendant.”

Ms Baker added: “The CCTV shows that, when the defendant shows his penis, he’s smirking and says ‘have you seen anything like this before’.”

Mavin was identified from the CCTV and arrested.

Mavin was fined £80 and was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.