Leeds man groped women on train home from York races

Dominic Pemberton touched the two women on the way back to Leeds from York races
Dominic Pemberton touched the two women on the way back to Leeds from York races
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A Leeds man who inappropriately touched and grabbed two women on a train home from York races has been placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for five years.

Dominic Pemberton, 23, of Sunset View, Meanwood, was also handed a 12 month community order, ordered to undertake 180 hours of unpaid work and must pay his victims £250 in compensation.

Pemberton, who admitted two counts of sexual touching, was travelling back from York in July when he inappropriately grabbed and touched the two women.

One of his victims raised the alarm and called the police, meaning Pemberton was arrested when the train arrived at Leeds station. The other victim suffered a severe panic attack as a result of the attack and was taken home.

Detective Constable Jason Ridgway of British Transport Police said: “I would like to commend the victims for reporting what must have been very traumatic and upsetting incidents to us.

“We take every report of unwanted sexual behaviour extremely seriously, it’s completely unacceptable.”

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