‘UN­CON­TROL­LABLE MAS­TUR­BA­TOR’ BANNED FROM DRIV­ING

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A SE­RIAL flasher who w*nked while driv­ing has been banned from the road for six months.

Ger­ald Martin, 47, was spot­ted naked with just one hand on the steer­ing wheel by two women bus pas­sen­gers as he pulled level in a queue of traf­fic.

They peered over to see Martin “play­ing with him­self” in the driver’s seat in Eltham, Kent, In­ner London Crown Court heard.

The pros­e­cu­tion said the pas­sen­gers got off the bus at the next stop and could still see him per­form­ing a sex act on July 5 last year.

Po­lice were called but Martin, a self-em­ployed plas­terer with three pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions for flash­ing, was let out and he was at it again just two days later.

A woman was walk­ing to work in Clapham Com­mon, shortly be­fore 9am when she saw Martin sit­ting in his car with his hand on his crotch. She made a note of his reg­is­tra­tion num­ber and passed it to po­lice.

The court heard Martin’s pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions for ex­po­sure date back to 2001.

Judge Peter Gro­bel gave Martin a com­mu­nity or­der with 12 months’ su­per­vi­sion and 140 hours’ un­paid work and banned him from driv­ing for six months.

The judge said: “Your con­tin­ual mas­tur­bat­ing in public is not just a nui­sance but of­fen­sive.

“It comes across you from time to time. Some­times you can con­trol it and from time-to-time you can’t.

“On the oc­ca­sions when you can’t it’s clear you could not care less.

“The court’s pa­tience isn’t in­ex­haustible.”

Martin, of Streatham, SW London, ad­mit­ted out­rag­ing public de­cency and driv­ing with­out due care and at­ten­tion.

SCENE OF OF­FENCE: Eltham,

Kent

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