Old man committed sex assault

A PENSIONER sexually assaulted a teenager on a bus full of passengers, a court heard.

Harold Lee, 78, had to be pushed away from the 18-year-old victim when he cupped his hand on her crotch and felt between her legs.

Prosecuting, Tracy Yates said that on January 24, the defendant was arrested in the Sir Richard Owen Wetherspoon pub on Spring Garden Street in Lancaster with a four-inch kitchen knife.

He told police he had the knife for his own protection and that it was to stab a woman called Kimberley Derbyshire. Later he denied he had made the threat to stab Miss Derbyshire, but admitted having the knife.

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