June 2019

Pervert soldier flashed in front of little girls in Derbyshire woodland

A Royal Lancers soldier has pleaded guilty to exposing himself to children in Derbyshire.

Bradley Hearne approached the young girls who were playing in a park, telling them that he had lost his dog.

The 22-year-old showed the youngsters a picture of a dog and then lured them into a wooded area of the park near Station Road, Barrow Hill

It was there that he then revealed his private parts at around about 4.45pm on May 13, Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court heard.

Hearne was arrested by police who also seized CCTV footage that showed his vehicle in the area just before the offence took place.

It was discovered that he had also been viewing pornography on his phone.

At the time, Hearne told police that he was concerned for a dog he had seen and denied exposing himself.

But in court he pleaded guilty to indecent exposure.

Hearne, who is of previous good character, was living in the area with his partner at the time, though his address was listed as Hazelwood Drive, Barnsley.

His case has been moved to Derby Crown Court for a hearing on June 24.

Hearne was released on conditional bail on the grounds he resides at his mother’s address in Barnsley or at Cambrai Barracks, at Catterick Garrison.