Drunk groped police officer’s bottom in store

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A DRUNKEN shopper landed himself in court when he groped a community police officer’s bottom in a supermarket, thinking she was somebody else.

Rory Douglas approached the PCSO as she stood in Morrisons at Shields Road in Byker, Newcastle.

Newcastle Crown Court heard yesterday that the 31-year-old grabbed the woman’s bottom and “squeezed it hard”

Prosecutor Paul Currer said: “She immediately turned around and detained him. He said he thought she was someone he recognised.”

Douglas, of Etal Lane, Newcastle, pleaded guilty to sexual assault.

Judge David Wood sentenced him to a conditional discharge for 12 months and said he must sign the sex offenders register for 12 months.